April 30, 2000
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Clemson men’s track team had three second-place finishes to highlight competition Friday and Saturday at the 106th annual Penn Relays at Franklin Field.
Fred Sharpe finished second in the 400m hurdles in a time 50.60. He was just .06 seconds behind Villanova’s Mike Brown, who won in a time of 50.54.
The Tigers also recorded second-place finishes in both the 4x200m relay and the shuttle hurdle relay. The 4x200m relay team of Charles Allen, Jacey Harper, Shawn Crawford and Anthony Moorman finished in a time of 1:22.52. TCU was the top team in the event going 1:19.67 for the trophy.
In the shuttle hurdle relay, Sultan Tucker, Allen, Ian Potter and Todd Matthews teamed to run 55.47, just .10 seconds behind Arkansas, which took the gold in a time of 55.37.
Matthews finished third in the 110m hurdles running 13.95. South Carolina’s Terrence Trammel won the event in a time of 13.34 and Florida’s Stephen Jones was second in a time of 13.91. Tucker was eighth for the Tigers in a time of 15.07.
Kai Maull was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 24-4 1/2 and Doug Ameigh was fifth in the high jump with a clearance of 6-9. Clemson’s Malcolm Reynolds was ninth in the high jump after he cleared 6-7 1/2.
The Tigers’ 4x100m relay team of Harper, Crawford, Allen and Moorman also had a fifth-place effort for the Tigers. The team ran 40.33.
Benn Hess was sixth in the pole vault after topping the bar at 15-9. Bryan Williams was 13th in the triple jump after skipping 46-10 1/4. Clemson’s distance medley relay team of Mike Connelly, Otto Spain, Sharpe and Ryan Demers was 12th, recording a time of 9:47.35.
Clemson will not compete this week because of finals, but will return May 12-13 to host the Orange and Purple Classic.
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