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Men’s Track & Field Set to Host ACC Track & Field Championships

Men’s Track & Field Set to Host ACC Track & Field Championships

Feb. 22, 2007

Clemson Men’s Track & Field NotesDownload Free Acrobat Reader

The Clemson men’s track & field team will be one of the favorites at the ACC Indoor Championships, which will take place Thursday through Sunday. The competition will be held at Clemson’s indoor facility for the second time, as the meet also took place at the Tigers’ home in the 2004 season. Four events of the men’s heptathlon will take place Thursday, with all other events taking place Friday and Saturday.

Ryan Koontz, defending ACC Champion in the heptathlon, will be one of three Tigers entered in the multi-event competition. Joey O’Rourke are the others. Koontz has already posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark this season. The first heptathlon event will be the 60m dash at 1:20 PM Thursday. The long jump, shot put, and high jump for the heptathlon will also take place on the first day of competition. The final three events (60m hurdles, pole vault, 1000m) will be held Friday.

On Friday, the trials and semifinals for all running events will take place, as well as the finals for the long jump, weight throw, and high jump. Adam Linkenauger will be seeking his fourth high jump title. Only two other athletes in men’s indoor history have swept their respective event all four years of their eligibility. George Fields will also be one of the favorites in the long jump. He has posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in that event this season.

The sprinters will take center stage in the trials and semis Friday. Itay Magidi should be one of the contenders in the mile run as well, which is scheduled for 1:30 PM Friday. Matt Clark will headline a group of Tigers in the 5000m, which will take place at 6:05 PM.

On Saturday, the finals for all running events will take place. The 60m final is set for 1:20 PM. The field event finals for the shot put, triple jump, and pole vault are scheduled Saturday. Jason Bell, a strong triple jumper, will be Clemson’s lone representative in that event at 11:00 AM.

The 4x400m relay, the last event of the competition, is scheduled for 3:20 PM Saturday. The Tigers have entered the team of Travis Swaggard, Cowin Mills, Andrew Porter, and Corey Brown.

Live action from the meet will be broadcast on the Internet via ACC Select and can be viewed by selecting the link below.

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