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Track and Field in Third Place After First Day of NCAA Championships

March 14, 1998

INDIANAPOLIS, In.– The men’s track and field team is currently in third place with 20 points going into the second day of competition at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Tigers are 11 points behind first place team Arkansas and trail Stanford, who is in second, by one and half points.

Scoring big for Clemson was sophomore Shawn Crawford. Crawford placed first in the 200m dash by running a personal best time of 20.69. The All-American had the fastest time going into the finals when he ran 20.87 in the preliminaries. This time places him third on the Clemson all-time performers list.The last Tiger to finish first in the 200m dash at indoor nationals was James Trapp who won the event in 1992 with a time of 20.66

Also performing well for the Tigers were senior 55m hurdlers Greg Hines and Jeremichael Williams. Hines advanced to the finals with a time of 7.35 and finished an All-American by running a seventh place time of 7.34. Teammate Williams ran 7.33 in the preliminaries and in the finals took second place with an All-American time of 7.18. This is Williams personal best time of the season and ranks third on the all-time performers list. A note of interest about the 55m high hurdles, Clemson was the only team to have three participants in the event and the only team to have two go to the finals.

On the women’s side of events the Lady Tigers are currently 26th with three points. Junior Nikkie Bouyer hurdled to All-American status by finishing sixth in the event with a time of 7.57. She ran 7.62 in the preliminaries and placed second in her heat. Bouyer now holds the Clemson school record in the hurdles by running the time she did in the finals thus making it her personal best time as well.

Clemson has only the 4x400m relay left to run for both the men and women.