February 20, 1999
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Clemson women’s track and field team placed second with 100 points at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championship Saturday in Blacksburg. North Carolina won the meet with 121 points, giving the Tar Heels’ their seventh-straight championship.
“I’m very pleased with the way our team performed this weekend,” said head coach Ron Garner following the meet. “I believe as an entire group, we learned how to be champions. We put ourselves in the position to contend for the title on Friday and followed up with outstanding performances throughout Saturday. There were a few glitches today, but I take credit for those as head coach.
“We had outstanding performances from Shekera Weston in both the 200m and 400m, Erin Nett and Mandy McLane in the pole vault, Nikkie Bouyer in the 60m hurdles and Jamine Moton in the shot put. Julianne Littmann performed superbly in the 800m and mile, then competed again in the 3000m run. Our distance medley relay exemplified what I want Clemson to be known as — a true competitor. Not one of the individuals on the relay were in the top 15 in the conference, yet as a group they performed to finish third.” said Garner.
Clemson junior Shekera Weston won the ACC Championship in the 200m and 400m, recording provisional qualifying times in both events. Weston recorded a time of 23.62 in the 200m, and senior Nikkie Bouyer was fifth with a time of 24.40. Weston won the 400m in 53.36.
In the 60m hurdles, Bouyer placed second with a provisional qualifying time of 8.30, and freshman Kyana Elder finished fifth with a time of 8.54. Sophomore Terri Robinson was fifth in the 60m, recording a time of 7.61, while sophomore Simone Brown placed seventh with a time of 7.67.
Senior Julianne Littmann led all Clemson finishers in the 800m and mile, placing third in both events. Littmann posted a time of 2:14.26 in the 800m, and Clemson senior Brantley Epps was eighth with a time of 2:20.14. Littmann ran a 4:55.08 in the mile, and Epps was ninth with a time of 5:03.17. Junior Beth Ahern was fifth in the 3,000m with a time of 10:03.87.
The top two athletes in each event earn all-ACC honors. Meet MVP, Coach and Freshman of the Year will be announced next week.
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