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Men’s Track Recruits Third in the Nation

October 31, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s track recruiting class has been ranked third nationally by the Track & Field News. Stanford and Baylor’s freshmen lead the nation. The Tigers have added nine High School All-Americans to this year’s team.

The magazine sites Clemson sprinter Ato Modibo, of Beltsville, MD, as a boost to the Tiger program. Modibo recorded the best time in the nation among this year’s recruits in the 400 meters (45.86). Sprinter Anthony Moorman of Roselle, IL, has times of 10.56 in the 100 meters and 20.89 in the 200 meters, and hurdler Todd Matthews of Trenton, NJ, has been recognized for his time of 13.52 in the 110H. Matthews won the Junior National Championships over college hurdles in 13.75.

In the field events, Kai Maull of Lewes, DE, won the long jump at the Penn Relays with a mark of 24′ 9″, and Doug Ameigh of Washingtonville, PA, has a high jump of 6′ 10 1/4″. Freshman Keith Rzewuski of Edison, NJ, was noted for his shot put of 63′. Mark Jellison of Reading, MA, was the runner up at the Indoor National Scholastic Championships in the pentathlon. He has a 110 hurdle time of 13.9 and has recorded a long jump of 24′ 1/2″.

Among the distance runners, Jason Meany of Liverpool, NY, won the New York state championship in the 3200m with a time of 9:09.45.

The Tigers won have won the ACC indoor and outdoor titles two consecutive seasons. Clemson finished in a tie for third at the NCAA Indoor Championships last season and tied for 11th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.