May 10, 2007
Clemson, SC – In what will serve as a final tune-up before the NCAA East Region Championships, the men’s track & field squad will travel to Atlanta this weekend to take part in the Georgia Tech Invitational. The meet will span Friday and Saturday and will be held at the George C. Griffin outdoor track.
Clemson has regional qualifiers in 11 different events so far this season and hopes for a few more following this weekend’s trip to Atlanta. The Tigers will participate in the East Region Championships on May 25-26 in Gainesville, FL.
Ryan Koontz is entered in the 110m hurdles, the trials for which will be held at 6:00 PM Friday. He is currently .03 seconds shy of a regional-qualifying mark in that event. At 6:30, Mitch Greeley and Chris Spear will compete in the pole vault. Greeley is already a regional qualifier. George Fields will compete in the long jump at 7:00. He too is also a regional qualifier.
Itay Magidi at regionals in that event. Sam Bryfczynski will conclude the Tigers’ action on Friday at 9:30 in the 5000m.
Adam Linkenauger, four-time ACC outdoor high jump champion, will compete at 1:30 PM Saturday. He is a regional qualifier in that event. At 2:00 PM, Jason Bell will look to improve on his season-best in the triple jump. He also has qualified for regionals.
The 4x100m relay team of C.J. Spiller, and Corey Brown is entered for the 2:00 PM race on Saturday. Each of those individuals is also entered in the 200m, along with Cowin Mills, at 6:00. Mills will also try and qualify for regionals in the 400m dash.
Andrew Porter is a regional qualifier in the 400m hurdles. He hopes to be joined by Travis Swaggard, who holds a season-best time of 52.87 in the event. The regional standard is 52.51. That event will take place approximately 5:10 Saturday afternoon. Those two will join Mills and Brown in the 4x400m relay to conclude the meet at 6:45. That group has qualified for regionals and is coming off an ACC title performance last month.
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