January 24, 1999
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Clemson men’s track team competed in the Pepsi Indoor Invitational held at Virginia Tech this weekend. Sophomore Sultan Tucker of Glasboro, NJ, won the 60m high hurdles in 7.84 to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships. Freshman Doug Ameigh of Washingtonville, PA, jumped 7’1″ to win the high jump and also qualify provisionally for the national meet. Rounding out the Clemson winners was freshman Ato Modibo of Beltsville, MD, who won the 400m dash in 47.30 to place third on the Clemson all-time performers list.
In other field event action, Bryan Williams placed fifth in the triple jump (48’11”) and sophomore Tony Lloyd was seventh in the same event with a mark of 48’4″. Freshman Mark Mirabito of Liverpool, NY, finished seventh in the high jump with a mark of 6’7″, and sophomore Ben Hess was sixth in the pole vault at 15’3″. Freshman Kai Maull placed tenth in the long jump competition (23′ 1 1/4″) and in the triple jump (47′ 1/4″).
Senior Kenny Franklin finished fifth in the 60m dash, recording a time of 6.85, and junior Charles Allen was sixth in the 400m at 48.16. Freshman Todd Matthews placed tenth in the 60m high hurdles with a time of 8.07. Clemson’s 4x400m relay team ran 3:14.65 for a fifth-place finish.
The Tigers will compete at the Ikon Invitational in Johnson City, TN, next Friday and Saturday.
Women’s Track Competes at Virginia Tech Meet Moton sets school record; three Tigers provisionally qualify for NCAA meet
BLACKSBURG, VA – The Clemson women’s track team competed in the Pepsi Indoor Invitational held at Virginia Tech this weekend. Sophomore Jamine Moton of Glasboro, NJ, set a new Clemson record with a mark of 57’5 3/4″ in the weight throw, breaking her own record of 50’8 1/4″. She placed fourth in the event. Moton also placed eighth in the shot put with a throw of 45’8″.
Freshman Erin Nett of Bel Air, MD, placed second in the pole vault and provisionally qualified for the NCAA meet with a mark of 11’5 3/4″. The mark ties the ACC record she set last weekend in Clemson. Sophomore Mandy McLane placed third with a vault of 11’1 3/4″. Sophomore Terri Robinson of Decatur, GA, placed second and qualified provisionally for the national championships with a jump of 20’5 1/4″ in the long jump and was sixth in the 60m (7.62).
Senior Nikkie Bouyer of East Lansing, MI, placed third in the 60m high hurdles with a provisional qualifying time of 8.34. She was fourth in the 200m (24.38) and fifth in the 60m (7.60). Junior Shekera Weston ran 24.21 to place third in the 200m and was sixth in the 400m (55.12). The Clemson 4x400m relay placed fifth (3:48.72).
Clemson will compete at the Illinois Invitational next Saturday in Champaign.
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