Men’s Track Set for ACC Indoor Championships

Men’s Track Set for ACC Indoor Championships

Feb. 22, 2006

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Clemson will begin competition at the 2006 ACC Indoor Championships on Thursday, February 23 with four of the seven heptathlon events. Competing in the multi-event challenge for the Tigers will be Brent Hobbs, who has already posted an NCAA provisional mark. Also in the event for Clemson will be Ryan Koontz, who has not competed since an injury in the Clemson Heptathlon, and Mike Feathers.

On Friday, the Tigers will get underway with the 60m hurdles of the heptathlon at 12:00 PM. At 1:00 PM, Jason Bell, Danny Alge in the 35lb weight throw.

Running the mile for Clemson at 1:30 PM will be Clay Pendleton. In the 60m hurdle trials at 2:15 PM, Clemson will enter Roy Cheney, Rashad Gardner, Hobbs, Koontz, and Lydell Perry. The 400m dash will start at 3:00 PM, with Gardner, Andy Porter taking part for the Tigers. In the 60m, Clemson will send Darrian Hodges, Brian Knapp, and Will Noble. The 200m trials take place at 5:00 PM, with Brown, Cheney, Mills, Padgett, and Perry representing Clemson in that event.

In the high jump, which takes place at 5:30 PM Friday, Adam Linkenauger will look to defend his two-time crown. He will be joined by Bell, Fields, and Hobbs. In the 5000m, Itay Magidi and Greg Isaacs will run for Clemson. Magidi won the event last year. Clemson will enter Noble, Gardner, Knapp (or Hodges), and Pendleton as the distance medley relay team that will compete at 7:20 PM on Friday.

Saturday, the finals for all running events will take place. In addition, the shot put and triple jump events will start at 11:00 AM. Jason Bell hopes to bring home the triple jump title for the Tigers. In the pole vault at 12:00 PM, Andrew Kessler, and Koontz will be competing for Clemson.

The 3000m will take place Saturday, beginning at 2:35 PM. Running in that race for the Tigers will be Magidi. Clemson’s 4x400m relay team of Mills, Cheney, Brown, and Gardner will compete at 3:25 PM in the final men’s event of the championship.