Feb. 28, 2004
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson men’s track and field completed competition at the Clemson Classic held this weekend at Clemson’s Indoor Track and Field Facility. Sophomore Roy Cheney led the Tigers with a career-best time of 7.79 in the 60m hurdles to break the tape as the top collegiate competitor. His time places him in a tie for fourth place on Clemson’s all-time list in the event and provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Championships.
In the 60m dash, Ronald Richards clocked a 6.88 to finish fourth. Tye Hill placed fifth in the 60m with a time of 6.88 and Airese Currie took eighth place in 6.97. In the 200m, Ronalds won the event with a time of 21.88 and Lydell Perry was the runner-up, clocking a 22.31. Michael Bolling led five Tigers in the 400m, finishing second in 48.67. Warren Eure took seventh in 49.43, Rashad Gardner ran a 49.58 and Scott Kautz finished in 50.33. Mike Foley ran a time of 4:27.04 to finish seventh in the mile run. Greg Isaacs was the runner-up among collegiate athletes with a time of 8:48.51, and Eric Soder crossed the finish line in 9:13.51. As mentioned earlier, Cheney captured the top collegiate spot in the 60m hurdles with a lifetime-best 7.79, and Perry finished third in 7.98. The Tigers’ 4x400m relay team of Bolling, Eure, Ahmad Rutherford was the runner-up with a time of 3:17.80.
In the long jump , George Kitchens recorded a mark of 6.99m/22’11.25″ to win the event, and Derek Gilson, Nick Caramanico swept the top three places in the shot put. Gilson recorded a mark of 17.90m/58’8.75″, Lombardi posted a mark of 17.35m/56’11.25″ and Caramanico threw 13.51m/44’4″. In the weight throw, Danny Alge claimed the event with a mark of 15.97m/52’4.75″ and Caramanico earned runner-up honors with a throw of 15.66m/51’4.25″.
The Clemson men’s track and field team returns to action next weekend at the Iowa State Last Chance Meet.
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