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Tiger Track & Field Headed to Blacksburg This Weekend

Tiger Track & Field Headed to Blacksburg This Weekend

Jan. 11, 2007

The Clemson men’s track & field team will return to action this weekend by taking part in the Virginia Tech Invitational. The Tigers will compete at the Rector Field House on Friday and Saturday in their second meet of the indoor season. It marks the first action for the team since the Clemson Indoor Opener, which took place December 1-2.

Friday’s action will be highlighted by a pair of returning All-Americans. Jason Bell and Ryan Koontz, and Lydell Perry are entered in the 55m hurdle trials at 5:55 PM.

Rounding out Friday’s action in the running events will be Tyrone Gayle and Joey O’Rourke in the 500m (6:20 PM), Brian Soder in the 1000m (7:00), and Sam Bryfczynski in the 5000m at 8:05. Zach Berg, who will also compete Saturday in the shot put, is entered in the weight throw Friday at 7:00 PM.

Saturday’s action-packed day begins at 12:00 PM, with Fields, Koontz, and O’Rourke in the long jump. Soder will compete in the mile at 12:20 PM. At 1:35, Cowin Mills, Andrew Porter, and Travis Swaggard will run the 400m for the Tigers. Following that, Gayle will compete in the 800m. Mitch Greeley, a 2006 indoor All-American in the pole vault, will be joined by O’Rourke and freshman Chris Spear in that event Saturday afternoon. Feathers and Koontz will also compete in the high jump Saturday.

Finishing up the action from Saturday in the 200m will be Mills, Padgett, and Perry. A trio of outstanding distance runners are slated to compete in Saturday’s 3000m run at 3:30 PM, led by senior Itay Magidi. He will be joined by Matt Clark and Bryce Iverson in that event.