Former Tiger Clocks Fastest Time in the World in 2004


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EUGENE, OR - Former Clemson track and field standout Shawn Crawford won the 100m dash in record time at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday, June 19. Crawford crossed the finish line in 9.88, setting a Prefontaine Classic and Hayward Field record. The previous Hayward Field record of 9.90 was set in 2001 by Maurice Greene, the defending Olympic gold medalist. Crawford's winning time of 9.88 is the fastest record in the world in 2004. Crawford was the 2001 200m gold medalist at the World Indoor Championships and was third in the event in 2000. Crawford was also a member of Team USA in 2003, competing in the 200m. During his collegiate career at Clemson, Crawford was the 1998 and 2000 NCAA Champion in the 200m indoor, and the 2000 NCAA Champion in the 200m outdoor. Crawford ranks among the Tigers' all-time leaders, holding the second-fastest 200m time in Clemson history (20.09). The 1998 and 2000 ACC Outdoor Performer of the Year was also named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary team. He won 11 ACC Championships during his career, and he was named All-ACC 12 times.

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