April 28, 1999
PHILADELPHIA – The Clemson track and field teams competed at the Penn Relays, the most prestigious track and field meet in America, last weekend. A record crowd of over 96,000 fans attended the meet.
The men’s 4x100m relay team of Charles Allen, Kenny Franklin, Anthony Moorman and Shawn Crawford won the Championship of America competition with an NCAA qualifying time of 39.48. The Tigers defeated pre-meet favorites Texas Christian, Florida, Arkansas and Texas for the title.
Crawford, Franklin, Ato Modibo and Davidson Gill posted a time of 3:18.23 to win the Championship of America sprint medley relay, and Franklin, Moorman, Allen and Modibo posted a fourth-place time of 1:21.96 in the 4x200m.
Clemson’s shuttle hurdle relay team of Sultan Tucker, Mark Jellison, Todd Matthews and Ian Potter placed second in a close battle with Tennessee. The Tigers posted a time of 56.44, just .11 of a second of the Vols’ time.
The Tiger 4x800m relay team of Shaun Murphy, Gill, Modibo and Esteban Diaz was 14th with a time of 7:42.02.
In the individual events, Tucker finished sixth with a time of 14.24 in the 110m hurdles, and freshman Doug Ameigh was second at 6’9″ in the high jump. Junior Bryan Williams recorded a triple jump of 49’3 1/2″ for seventh place, and freshman Kai Maull was ninth at 23’1 3/4″ in the long jump.
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