Feb. 24, 2006
Blacksburg, VA – Clemson’s women’s track & field team is eighth after day two at the ACC Indoor Championships. The Lady Tigers tallied 12 points on Friday, led by three scorers in the weight throw. Della Clark also earned All-ACC honors for the second time in her career.
Ope Sobanjo ran the event in 25.30 and 25.35, respectively. In the 400m dash, Hill placed 10th with a season-best time of 56.56 seconds. Sobanjo also ran a season-best at 57.11. Tia Perry also competed in the event, clocking a time of 57.92.
Patrice McMillan just missed qualifying for Saturday’s final in the 800m. She posted a time of 2:12.90, which was a personal best. Thea Dix and Candice Johnson also competed in the event and ran times of 2:14.71 and 2:19.35, respectively.
In the 60m hurdles, Renata Miyamoto and Perry both recorded a time of 8.77, while Polly Hardy came in at 9.02 seconds. The distance medley relay team of McMillan, Johnson, Dix, and Phillips clocked a time of 11:52.70.
Two Lady Tigers competed in the long jump on Friday. Tia Perry hit a mark of 16’5″. In the pole vault, Beth Jordan scored for Clemson after clearing 12’2″.
Three Lady Tigers scored in the 20lb weight throw on Friday. Leading the way with a third-place finish and All-ACC effort was Clark, who achieved a career-best toss of 62’0.5″. She also earned All-ACC honors in this event in 2004. Krystal Woods was sixth overall after posting a mark of 58’4″, also a personal best in that event. Freshman Rochelle Kokayko was seventh with a mark of 57’11.25″, which now ranks fourth in school history in that event. Clemson totaled 11 points in that event alone.
The men’s championship will conclude on Saturday, beginning with the finals of the mile run at 12:00 PM.
Team Standings (After Six Events Scored) 1. Virginia Tech 44 points 2. Maryland 40.5 points 3. Florida State 29 points 4. Miami 27 points 5. North Carolina 21 points 6. Duke 18 points 7. N.C. State 16 points 8. Clemson 12 points 9. Boston College 10 points 10. Virginia 8 points 11. Wake Forest 5 points 12. Georgia Tech 3.5 points
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