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Tigers Post Strong Showing at ACC Indoor Championships

February 20, 1999

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Clemson women’s indoor track and field team is in second place at the ACC Indoor Championship Meet with 41 points after the first day of competition Friday in Blacksburg. North Carolina leads the meet with 48 points.

Clemson took first and second in the pole vault finals and first place in the shot put finals held Friday. Freshman Erin Nett won the pole vault, setting a new ACC meet record with an NCAA provisional mark of 11’6 1/4″, and sophomore Mandy McLane place second after clearing the same height on a later jump. Sophomore Jamine Morton won the shot put with a provisional qualifying mark of 49’1 1/2″. All three athletes earned all-ACC honors at the meet.

In other field event competition, sophomore Terri Robinson placed seventh in the long jump with a mark of 19’0″, and sophomore Dana Copeland tied for seventh with a jump of 5’4 1/4″ in the high jump competition.

The finals of the 5,000m and distance medley were held Friday night. Junior Beth Ahem was sixth in the 5,000m with a time of 17:27.07, and junior Erika van Reenan placed eighth with a time of 17:36.36. The Tigers’ distance medley relay team of Julie Stackhouse, Stephanie Hicks, Helena Janecic and Anne Stowell recorded a time of 11:59.82, their fastest of the season, for third place.

The preliminaries of several running events were held on Friday. In the 60m hurdles, senior Nikkie Bouyer posted the second-fastest time in qualifying, a provisional time of 8.37. Freshman Kyana Elder also qualified for the finals with a time of 8.64. Two Clemson athletes qualified for the finals of the 60m, Terri Robinson(7.61) and Simone Brown(7.65).

Clemson junior Shekera Weston led all qualifiers in the 200m with a provisional qualifying mark of 23.67, and Bouyer had the second-fastest time in the event at 24.20. In the preliminaries of the 400m dash, Weston posted a provisional qualifying time of 54.61 to lead all ACC runners.

Seniors Brantley Epps and Julianne Littmann each qualified for the finals in both the 800m and mile run. Epps posted a time of 2:14.73 in the 800m and ran the mile in 4:56.37. Littmann registered a time of 2:15.14 in the 800m and a time of 4:56.90 in the mile.

Field event competition begins Saturday at 10 am, and the finals of the running events will commence at 1pm.