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Women’s Track and Field Squad Captures Clemson Invitational

January 16, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s track and field team won the Clemson Invitational this weekend at Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers scored 126 points for the victory, edging out Western Carolina, who finished second with 96 points.

Sophomore Shekera Weston, an All-American last season as a part of Clemson’s 4x400m relay team, won the 60m in 7.45 and the 300m in 38.69.

Senior distance runner Brantley Epps of Anderson, SC, took first place in the 1,000m for the Tigers, finishing the race in 2:59.78. The Clemson distance medley team also finished first, with a time of 12:07.02.

In the field events, the Tigers had two winners. Freshman Erin Nett from Bel Air, MD, won the pole vault, recording a jump of 11′ 5 3/4″. Sophomore Jamine Moton of Glassboro, NJ, won Friday’s shot put event with a throw of 46′ 11 1/2″.

The Tigers will compete at the Virginia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg next weekend.

Clemson Invitational Individual Winners

      60mHH          Vonette Dixon (AUB)              8.46   60m            Shekera Weston (CU)              7.45   300m           Shekera Weston (CU)             38.69   500m           Mikele Barber (USC)           1:13.22   1,000m         Brantley Epps (CU)            2:59.78   1,600m         Jolene Williams (CCU)         5:00.14   3,000m         Abby Reeder (ASU)             9:56.63   4x400m Rel.    South Carolina                3:44.81   DMR            Clemson (12:07.02)   Long Jump      Shannaine Osbourne (AUB)     19' 1 1/2"   Shot Put       Jamine Moton (CU)           46' 11 1/2"   Pole Vault     Erin Nett (CU)               11' 5 3/4"   High Jump      Nakeitra Jones (AUB)          5' 9 3/4"   Triple Jump    Kamila Gabriel (WCU)        39' 11 1/2"   Weight Throw   Liz Pidgeon (CCU)            54' 5 1/4"

Women’s Team Scores

   Team                  Score   CLEMSON                 126   Western Carolina         96   Auburn                 95.5   South Carolina           91   Appalachian State        46   UNC Charlotte            39   Coastal Carolina         28   S.C. State               26   Furman                 12.5   UNC Wilmington           12