Aug. 26, 2003
The Clemson women’s track and field team has signed 10 student-athletes for the 2003-04 Lady Tiger team, announced head coach Marcia Noad. Della Clark, Jessica Cosins, Keri Deily, Beth Jordan, Patrice McMillan, Jelyn “Trese” Quick, Michelle Rogers, Christina Smith, Hannah Wright and Sara Young will continue their academic and athletic careers at Clemson.
A thrower from Acworth, GA, Clark is a high school All-American in the weight throw, shot put and hammer throw. In 2003, she earned the national accolades at the Nike Indoor Classic with a runner-up finish in the weight throw with a mark of 55’6.5″, and fifth-place finishes in the shot put (42’11”) and hammer throw (153’2″). Outdoor as a senior, Clark placed fifth in the shot put with a mark of 42’8″ at the Adidas Outdoor Championships.
A sprinter from Seneca, SC, Cousins was the 2000 state champion in the 200m. She was tabbed the region and Seneca High School Most Valuable Performer from 2000-2003, and is the school record-holder in the 100m, 200m and 400m. Cousins earned four varsity letters in track and field.
Deily, from Greenville, SC, will compete in cross country and distance events for the Lady Tigers. She was a member of the Mauldin High School 2000 4-A state championship team, and was named to the 2002 all-region team after helping the team to the 2000, 2001 and 2002 region championships. She received the 110% award in 2002, and was a four-time letterwinner in cross country and track.
A pole vaulter from Aiken, SC, Jordan was tabbed a high school All-American. She was the 2002 South Carolina AAAA state pole vault champion, and then won the 2003 4-A state title with a clearance of 11’6″. Jordan finished 14th in the pole vault at the 2003 Adidas outdoor meet, and set new meet records at the 2003 Coaches Classic, Outback Azalea Meet and Aiken County Meet. She also set the Junior Olympic state meet record in 2002. Jordan placed second at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Region meet (11’1.75″), then cleared 11’5.75″ at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Meet to place fifth. She went undefeated in the region in 2001, 2002 and 2003, and earned all-state and all-region accolades all three years.
A native of Brookfield, WI, McMillan will compete in the sprint events at Clemson. She was named first-team all-state in 2002, and was tabbed the conference MVP in 2002. She claimed three consecutive conference titles in the 400m, and was the 2002 state champion in the 400m. McMillan anchored the Brookfield Central High School’s championship 4x1600m relay team. She holds the school record in the 200m, 400m and 1600m relay, and earned four varsity letters in track and field.
Quick, from Newport News, VA, will compete in the sprints, hurdles and multi-events at Clemson. She was a member of the national championship shuttle hurdle relay and was named the 2002 Daily Press Female Athlete of the Year. Quick was the 2003 district champion in the 100m hurdles and 400m, and was the 300m hurdles state champion. In 2002, she claimed the 55m hurdles district, region and state championships after winning the district and region titles in the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles in 2001.
A jumper from Dacula, GA, Rogers was a high school All-American, placing eighth in the triple jump at the Nike Indoor Classic then finishing seventh at the Adidas Outdoor Championships. She is the Gwinnett County, Georgia High School Invitational Meet, LSU High School Invitational Meet and Disney Relays Meet triple jump record-holder. She was ranked ninth in the triple jump indoor by Track and Field News in 2003. In 2002, she was ranked 13th in the triple jump by Track and Field News indoor, and was ranked 13th in the DyeStat indoor triple jump. She was a three-time Dacula High School Most Valuable Performer and earned four varsity letters in track and field, and two letters in fast pitch softball.
Smith, from Philadelphia, PA, will compete in the sprint events for the Lady Tigers. She finished fouth in the 400m hurdles at the 2003 USATF Junior National meet, and was a member of the indoor state record-setting 4x200m and 4x400m relay teams. Smith was also a member of the state record-holding outdoor 4x400m relay team.
Wright, from Easley, SC, will compete in cross country and distance events for Clemson. She was named Wren High School’s track Most Valuable Performer in 2002, and helped lead the cross country team to top-five state finishes in cross country from 1999-2002. Wright has earned five varsity letters in cross country and track and field.
A pole vaulter from Greenwood, SC, Young was the 2003 South Carolina state champion in the event, and was the Junior Olympic Region Champion with a clearance of 12’1.75″. She was the 2002 Junior Olympics National Silver Medalist with her mark of 12’5.5″. The South Carolina Class A State Champion in the pole vault in 2001 and 2002, she was also the state champion in the 100m hurdles in 2000, 2001 and 2002, and won the 400m hurdles in 2000 and 2002. Young earned six letters in track and field, three each in cross country and tennis, two in basketball and one in cheerleading.
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