July 12, 2004
CLEMSON, S.C. – Shawn Crawford, a former Clemson men’s track and field standout, will compete in the 100m dash at the 2004 Olympic Games after finishing third in the event at the US Olympic Trials in Sacramento, CA. Crawford crossed the finish line with a time of 9.93, securing his place on the US team. In June, he recorded this year’s world-fastest time in the 100m with a time of 9.88 in winning the Prefontaine Classic. Crawford will also compete in the 200m at the Olympic Trials, beginning on Friday, July 16.
Crawford was the 2001 200m gold medalist at the World Indoor Championships and was third in the event in 2000. Crawford was also a member of Team USA in 2003, competing in the 200m. During his collegiate career at Clemson, Crawford was the 1998 and 2000 NCAA Champion in the 200m indoor, and the 2000 NCAA Champion in the 200m outdoor. Crawford ranks among the Tigers’ all-time leaders, holding the second-fastest 200m time in Clemson history (20.09). The 1998 and 2000 ACC Outdoor Performer of the Year was also named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team. He won 11 ACC Championships during his career, and was named All-ACC 12 times.
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