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Tiger Men’s Cross Country Team Wins 2003 Clemson Invitational And Claims South Carolina Collegiate Championships

Tiger Men’s Cross Country Team Wins 2003 Clemson Invitational And Claims South Carolina Collegiate Championships

Oct. 18, 2003

Complete Results

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s cross country team won the 2003 Clemson Invitational/South Carolina Collegiate Championships held Saturday on the Clemson Cross Country Course. Individually, the Tigers’ Scott Shaw won the meet with a time of 24:18, edging Emmanuel Chuma, running unattached (24:19), at the finish line for the title. As a team, the Tigers won the Clemson Invitational with 20 points, while Western Carolina took second with 59 points. Appalachian State finished third with 66 points, Georgia Tech placed fourth with 75 points and Georgia was fifth with 120 points. Lees-McRae tallied 136 points for sixth place, Charleston Southern finished seventh with 155 points and South Carolina State recorded 189 points for eighth place.

The Tigers also won the South Carolina Collegiate Championships, the fourth consecutive state victory for Clemson. All 10 of Clemson’s harriers earned all-state honors, as Clemson won the team race with 15 points. Charleston Southern was second in the collegiate championships with 51 points, and SC State took third with 74 points.

All five of Clemson’s top runners finished in the top 10 overall, led by Shaw’s season-best time of 24:18. Matt Clark finished second among collegiate runners with a time of 24:58, and Derrick Wyatt was the third-place finisher in 24:59. Matt Pimentel placed fifth with a time of 25:06, and Ryan Fenton was ninth in 25:30. Clay Pendleton took 11th with a time of 25:40, while David Smith was 12th with a time of 25:43. Mike Foley covered the course in 25:52 to take 14th, Eric Soder was the 18th-place runner in 26:02, and Greg Isaacs finished 24th in 26:10.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, Nov. 1, as Clemson competes at the ACC Championships in Winston-Salem, NC.

Team Results 1. Clemson – 20 points 2. Western Carolina – 59 points 3. Appalachian State – 66 points 4. Georgia Tech – 75 points 5. Georgia – 120 points 6. Lees-McRae – 136 points 7. Charleston Southern – 155 points 8. SC State – 189 points

Clemson Individual Results 1. Scott Shaw – 24:18 2. Matt Clark – 24:58 3. Derrick Wyatt – 24:59 5. Matt Pimentel – 25:06 9. Ryan Fenton – 25:30 11. Clay Pendleton – 25:40 12. David Smith – 25:43 14. Mike Foley – 25:52 19. Eric Soder – 26:02 24. Greg Isaacs – 26:10

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