March 16, 2003
FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The Clemson men’s track and field team concluded competition at the 2003 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Facility at the University of Arkansas. The Tigers tied for 34th overall, with six student-athletes earning All-America honors. That is the highest All-America total for Clemson at the Championships since 1999 when seven Tigers earned the accolade. Arkansas won the 2003 National Championship with 52 points, followed by Auburn (28 pts.) and Nebraska’s third-place finish (26 pts.).
Larry Griffin (Greenville, SC) placed eighth in the finals of the 60m dash with a time of 6.73, earning his second All-America honor. The Tigers have had an All-American in the 60m three of the last four years.
Terrance McDaniel also claimed his first All-America title with a sixth-place finish in the high jump. McDaniel cleared 6’11.75″/2.13m to score for Clemson, and became the second Tiger high jumper to earn indoor All-America honors in as many years.
In the 4x400m relay, Michael Bolling, Roy Cheney and Otto Spain placed seventh with a time of 3:08.92 to each earn All-America status. The 1600m relay team is the fifth to earn All-America honors for Clemson since 1994, and recorded the third-fastest time at the NCAA Championships in school history. Only the 1999 National Championship team (3:07.80) and the 1995 fifth-place team (3:07.34) posted faster times in the 4x400m at the NCAA Championships.
The Tigers open their 2003 outdoor season on Saturday, Mar. 22 at the Clemson Relays to be held at the Rock Norman Track Complex in Clemson.
Clemson Results 60m – Larry Griffin (8), 6.73 4x400m relay – Michael Bolling, Roy Cheney, Otto Spain (7), 3:08.92 High Jump – Terrance McDaniel (6), 6’11.75″/2.13m
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