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Track and Field Prepares for NCAA Championships

March 2, 1999

CLEMSON, SC – Both the Clemson men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams are preparing for the NCAA Championships, to be held Friday and Saturday in Indianapolis, IN.

The men’s team tied for third place with 26 points last season, the Tigers’ highest finish since 1993. Shawn Crawford won the national championship in the 200m, and three individuals and one relay team were honored as All-Americans.

Crawford will represent the Tigers again this season in the 200m at the national meet. His time of 20.80 is the ninth-best in the nation this season. Freshman Ato Modibo will run in the 400m at the meet. He holds the best time in the nation thus far, 46.00.

Sophomore Sultan Tucker will run the 60m hurdles at the national meet after posting a time of 7.75, tying for the sixth-best nationally. The Tigers’ 4x400m relay team of Charles Allen, Kenny Franklin, Davidson Gill and Modibo ran a time of 3:08.24 last weekend at the USA Indoor Championships, to rank sixth nationally.

In the field events, junior Bryan Williams set a school record and won the ACC Championship with a mark of 52’5 1/4″ in the triple jump. He ranks eighth nationally.

The women’s team placed 33rd at the NCAA Indoor Championships last season. Nikkie Bouyer earned All-America honors in the 55m hurdles, and the 4x400m relay team of Shonda Cutchin, Samantha Watt, Bouyer and Shekera Weston placed sixth, also earning All-America accolades.

Weston, a sophomore, ranks among the nation’s best in three events and will represent the Tigers at the national meet. She ranks sixth in the 400m (53.36), ninth in the 60m (7.34) and 13th in the 200m (23.62).

Sophomore Jamine Moton, sophomore Terri Robinson and Bouyer will also represent Clemson at the national meet. Moton ranks 14th nationally in the shot put after recording a mark of 50’11” at the USA Indoor Championships. Robinson currently ranks 16th with a long jump of 20’5 1/4″, and Bouyer is currently 17th with a time of 8.30 in the 60m hurdles.