April 23, 1998
ORLANDO, Fla.– For the second consecutive year Clemson has won the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Tigers compiled 194 points for the win.
The rest of the schools placed: UNC (2nd-178), N.C. State(3rd-123), FSU (4th-123), Georgia Tech (5th-82.33), Virginia (6th-51),Wake Forest (7th-44.33), Duke (8th-25), Maryland (9th-15).
The Lady Tigers finished the weekend with 148 points and in second place. The rest of the field and points are: UNC (1st-187), FSU (3rd-97.50), Georgia Tech (5th-59), Virginia (6th-54.50), Maryland (8th-53), Duke (9th-41).
Tiger Sprinters Pull in Win at ACC Championships
Sophomore Shawn Crawford was named Co-MVP of the championship meet after winning two individual titles and sharing the win in the 4x100m relay.
Clemson won six events over the weekend: the high jump, javelin, 100m dash, 200m dash, 4x100m relay, and the 110m hurdles.
Crawford claimed the 100m dash with a time of 10.18. He has already ran an NCAA automatic time of 10.15 earlier in the season that places him third in Clemson history. The Tigers also claimed the next two spots with Kenny Franklin placing second, 10.32, Carlton Chambers finished in third place, 10.35, and placing fifth was Charles Allen with a time of 10.53.
In the 200m dash three Tigers competed and placed first, third and fifth. Crawford was first with 20.31, Franklin was third, 20.97, and Chambers finished fifth with 21.35. This was Crawfords fastest time of the season and places him third in the school record books.
Those Tigers also made up the 4x100m relay team with Chambers leading off, Allen running second, Crawford was third, and Franklin was the anchor. They won the event with an NCAA provisional time of 39.65. Clemson has won the event the last seven of nine times.
The Tigers finished second and third in the 110m hurdles with senior Jeremichael Williams placing first with a time of 13.53, his fastest time this season and also an NCAA automatic qualifying time. Hurdling to a second place time was teammate and fellow senior Greg Hines who ran a time of 13.97.
Hines also competed in the 400m hurdles and finished second with an NCAA qualifying time of 50.42. In the 800m run , junior Davidson Gill finished second with a time of 1:50.53.
Clemson Field Events Finish Strong at ACC Championship
Clemson’s Jason Brewer won the high jump with a height of 6’113/4″, Tony Lloyd finished third with a jump of 6’8″. Rudy Currie placed fourth with a mark of 6’8″.
In the javelin first time ACC Champion Damian DiCola threw 203’6″. This is the 15th time that a Clemson athlete has won the event in the history of the ACC, the third time this decade. The Tigers Tom Hopkins finished third with a toss of 188’2″. Freshman WadeVan Sice also scord in the event when he finished seventh with a mark of 165′.
In the triple jump, Clemson finished second and third with Tony Lloyd jumping to a second place finish mark of 49’61/4″. This is the fifth best distance in school history. Bryan Williams took third with a jump of 4’101/4″.
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