Feb. 12, 2006
Ames, IA – The Clemson men’s track & field team had three field event athletes who posted NCAA qualifying marks on the second day of competition at the Iowa State Classic. Adam Linkenauger posted a career-best and tied for the best mark in school history with a clearance of 7’3.75″ in the high jump, an NCAA automatic qualifying effort. Jason Bell also claimed the triple jump on Saturday with a provisional mark of 51’5.5″.
In the 60m dash, Brent Hobbs and Brent Hobbs, and Andy Porter also ran the 400m on Saturday for Clemson.
Clay Pendleton was at 1:55.39. Darrian Hodges also competed for the Tigers in that event. In the mile, Pendleton was Clemson’s top performer at 4:16.38, while Noble ran it in 4:18.66. In the 3000m run, Sean Reilly bested the team’s top mark in that event with a time of 8:32.13, while Eric Soder competed in the event for the Tigers as well. Itay Magidi also competed Saturday in the 3000m, but at the Husky Classic in Seattle, WA. He was 15th overall at the meet with a season-best time of 8:11.38.
Roy Cheney and Lydell Perry both ran the 60m hurdles semifinals on Saturday, with Cheney finishing in 14th with a time of 8.09. In the 4x400m relay, Clemson’s team of Mills, Brown, Cheney, and Gardner posted a season-best time of 3:11.91 to finish 11th out of 48 teams. Perry, Porter, Hodges, and Brian Knapp also ran in the 4×400 on Saturday.
Linkenauger’s second-place finish and automatic mark in the high jump highlighted the Tiger field event athletes on Saturday. He is now tied with Victor Smalls for the indoor record at Clemson, which was set in 1985. Jason Bell won the triple jump, while Greeley set a personal best in the pole vault with his effort of 17’4.5″. Andrew Kessler also competed in the pole vault, clearing 15’5″ on Saturday.
The Tiger team returns to competition on February 23-25 to take part in the ACC Championships at Blacksburg, VA.
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