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Track and Field Squads Compete in Tiger Classic

February 5, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s track team holds a 10 point lead over Western Carolina and the two schools’ women’s teams are tied for the lead after the first day of competition Friday in the Tiger Classic at Littlejohn Coliseum.

The Clemson men scored 31.5 points in three events, while Western Carolina is in second place with 21.50 points. In a tight women’s competition, Clemson and Western Carolina each had 33 points and Tennessee State was third with 29.50.

In the men’s 60m hurdles preliminaries Clemson’s Sultan Tucker ran a time of 7.87 and Todd Matthews finished in 7.97 to qualify for Saturday’s finals. Tucker’s time is an NCAA provisional qualifying time. In the women’s 60m hurdles Clemson freshman Kyana Elder led all runners with a time of 8.62 to qualify for the event’s finals. The Tigers qualified two individuals for the finals of the women’s 60 meter dash: Shekera Weston (7.45) and Elder (7.82).

In the field events, Clemson sophomore Jamine Moton won the shot put with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 49’0 1/4″. Freshman Erin Nett won the pole vault, equaling her mark of 11’11 3/4″ from last weekend. The mark is a Clemson and an ACC record. Sophomore Mandy McLane placed second in the event with a provisional qualifying mark of 11’5 3/4″. In the men’s pole vault, Ken Morris of South Alabama placed first with a jump of 15’9″. Clemson athletes Ben Hess and Bobby Latham placed second and third, respectively, with jumps of 15’3″. Tiger Adam Edgington finished eighth with a mark of 14’9″.

South Carolina State’s Lamin Drammeh won the men’s long jump with a provisional mark of 25′ 2 3/4″, and Western Carolina’s Rosalyn Hood won the women’s long jump (19′ 0″). Clemson freshman Kai Maull placed fifth in the long jump with a mark of 23’1 3/4″, and Dana Copeland placed seventh in the women’s competition (17’11 3/4″)

James Crowe of Clark Atlanta won the men’s high jump competition, turning in a jump of 6’11”. Clemson freshman Doug Ameigh was second at 6’9″, and Mark Mirabito placed fifth (6’7″). Field event competition begins Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Running events will commence at 12:30 p.m. and continue through 5 p.m.