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Women’s Track Competes in Florida Relays

March 29, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s track and field team competed in the Florida Relays this weekend in Gainesville. The Tiger 4x200m relay team of Terri Robinson, Shekera Weston, Shonda Cutchin and Nikkie Bouyer set a new meet and Clemson record and placed first with a time of 1:33.61, the fastest time in the nation so far this season. The old Clemson record of 1:34.50 was set in 1991 by Lisa Dillard, Anita Henderson, Angel Fleetwood and Kim Graham.

The same four athletes made up the 4x100m relay team that won their event with a provisional qualifying time of 44.68. The Clemson distance medley relay team of Brantley Epps, Stephanie Hicks, Helena Janecic and Julianne Littmann was third at 11:52.62.

Senior Nikkie Bouyer won the 100m high hurdles with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 13.46. Freshman Kyana Elder was sixth in the event with a time of 14.04 and placed 13th in the 100m dash with a time of 12.26. Terri Robinson placed seventh in the 100m invitational with a time of 12.06, and Lashonda Cutchin was seventh in the 400m at 56.04.

Julianne Littmann was third in the invitational 1500m (4:26.96), and Anne Stowell placed sixth in the collegiate 1500m with a time of 4:46.50. Erika van Reenen placed eighth with a time of 9:58.15 in the 3,000m, while Beth Ahern was 11th in the event at 10:03.75.

In the field events, freshman Erin Nett was second in the collegiate pole vault competition with a mark of 11’5 3/4″, and sophomore Mandy McLane placed third after clearing the same mark on a later jump. The two placed fourth and sixth, respectively, at 11’1 3/4″ in the invitational competition. Dana Copeland finished ninth in the high jump after clearing 5’3 1/4″. Jamine Moton was second in the collegiate hammer throw (181’7″) and fifth in the invitational shot put (47’7″). Sheri Smith placed second in the triple jump (38’6 3/4″), and Kammie Blount was third in the javelin (138’8″).

TIGER FRESHMAN EARNS HURDLE AWARD AT FLORIDA RELAYS Clemson freshman Todd Matthews was honored with the Pearcy Beard Award last weekend at the Florida Relays, given annually to the top hurdler at the meet. Matthews won the collegiate 110 high hurdles with a NCAA provisional time of 13.87 and won the invitational 110 high hurdles in 14.02. Matthews, along with Sultan Tucker, Tony Washington and Ian Potter, ran on the shuttle hurdle relay team that won first place in 56.33.

Senior Esteban Diaz won the invitational 1500m with a time of 3:50.22, while B.J. Dillard placed third in the collegiate 1500m run (3:57.19).

The 4x100m relay team of Tucker, Kenny Franklin, Shawn Crawford and Charles Allen was third at 40.36, and the sprint medley relay of Anthony Moorman, Crawford, Ato Modibo and Davidson Gill was second at 3:17.56.

The 4x800m relay team was fourth in the invitational race at 7:39.35, and the 4x1600m relay team placed fifth with a time of 17:43.36. The Clemson distance medley relay team placed ninth with a time of 10:22.99.

In the field events, Mark Mirabito placed third in the collegiate high jump at 6’8 3/4″, and Doug Ameigh was eighth in the invitational high jump at 6’9 3/4″. Ben Hess was third in the pole vault at 15’3 1/2″. Kai Maull was second in the long jump (24’5″), and Mark Jellison placed eighth with a mark of 22’11 3/4″ in the event.

Freshman Keith Rzewuski placed ninth in the collegiate discus with a throw of 141’11” and was ninth in the invitational shot put with a throw of 49′ 3/4″.