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Tigers to Compete at Indoor Track & Field National Championships

March 7, 2000

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The Clemson men’s track and field team will compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships March 10-11 in Fayetteville, AR. Clemson placed third with 28 points at last year’s meet behind the national championships of Ato Modibo in the 400m and the Tiger 4x400m relay team of Charles Allen, Kenny Franklin, Davidson Gill and Modibo.

Senior Shawn Crawford enters the meet with the top time in the nation in both the 60m and 200m. His time in the 200m, 20.43, is the fastest time in the world so far this year and is an American collegiate record. Crawford won the national championship in the 200m as a sophomore. His best time in the 60m this season is 6.56.

Junior Sultan Tucker will compete in the 60m hurdles. He ranks fourth nationally with a time of 7.72.

Modibo, now a sophomore, is seeded ninth in the event after recording an automatic qualifying time of 46.31.

Freshman David Collins of Philadelphia, PA, will compete in the 60m. His time of 6.66 ranks 15th nationally.

The Tiger 4x400m relay team of senior Charles Allen, freshman Otto Spain, Crawford and Modibo will compete in the national championships after recording a time of 3:09.75 last weekend at the USA Championships. The time is the tenth-best in the nation.