Hill, Currie To Compete in NCAA Track and Field Championships


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Airese Currie runs anchor for the Tiger 4x100m relay team.

CLEMSON -- The Tiger track and field team will compete at the 2004 NCAA
Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 9-12. This year's meet
will be held in Austin, TX, at the Mike A. Myers Stadium on the
campus of the University of Texas at Austin.


Clemson's NCAA Championships Qualifiers


Nine Tigers will represent Clemson at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor
Championships. Airese Currie, Larry Griffin, Rick Hill, Tye Hill,
George Kitchens, Adam Linkenauger, Terrance McDaniel, Lydell Perry
and Ronald Richards will compete in eight events.



Currie is making his second consecutive trip to the NCAA
Championships to compete in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. The
junior from Columbia, SC, is ranked 13th in the 100m and 20th in the
200m entering this week's meet. Currie also runs anchor for the
Tigers' 4x100m relay team which has the 14th-fastest time of the
season.


Griffin, a senior from Greenville, SC, will run lead-off on
the Tigers' 4x100m relay team in Austin. He is returning to the NCAA
Championships for the second time as a member of Clemson's 400m relay.


Rick Hill is ranked 25th in the decathlon entering this
week's meet. The senior from Chapel Hill, NC, also competed in the
decathlon at the national meet a year ago, placing 14th.


Tye Hill will compete in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in
Austin. A junior from St. George, SC, Hill is making his first
appearance at the NCAA Championships in individual events. He is
ranked 17th in the 100m and 27th in the 200m entering this week's
meet. Hill also runs second leg on Clemson's 400m relay team.


Kitchens is making his second consecutive trip to the NCAA
Championships as an automatic qualifier in the long jump. He was the
East Region runner-up this year and is ranked 19th entering the NCAA
Championships.


Adam Linkenauger, a freshman from Fincastle, VA, is making
his first appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The ACC
Champion in the high jump cleared 6'11" at the East Region meet to
finish tied for second. He is ranked 22nd entering the national meet.


McDaniel is making his first appearance at the NCAA Outdoor
Championships in the high jump this season. The senior from Gray
Court, SC, tied for second at the East Region Championships with a
mark of 6'11" to advance to the national meet. He is ranked 24th
entering this week's meet.


Perry, a freshman from Jonesboro, GA, placed fifth in the
110m hurdles to advance to the NCAA Championships. He is ranked 20th
entering this national meet.


Richards is making his second appearance at the NCAA
Championships as a member of the Tigers' 4x100m relay team. The
junior from Alexandria, VA, runs third leg on Clemson's 400m relay
team.

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