Collegiate Recap: Clemson Invitational

Update (9.21.04): Itay Magidi of Clemson was named the Atlantic Coast Conference men\'s performer of the week.

This past weekend, Clemson hosted their annual invitational, held on campus. The girls ran a 5K. This meet counted twice for South Carolina teams. The NCAA counts the Clemson Invite as an actual meet, and then takes the teams from South Carolina and scores them as a smaller meet. Over all, Emory, from Georgia, won the meet with 39 points. USC-Columbia was second with 54 points, and Clemson was third with 58 points. Western Carolina followed with 115 points, UNC Greensboro was fifth with 154 points, Georgia Southern was sixth with 167 points, Gardner Webb was seventh with 183 points, Southern Wesleyan was eighth with 223 points, Charleston Southern was ninth with 238 points, Piedmont was 10th with 286 points, and South Carolina State was 11th with 286 points.

In the SC Collegiate Championships, Clemson was first with 26 points, South Carolina was second with 29 points, Southern Wesleyan was third with 92 points, Charleston Southern was fourth with 108 points, and South Carolina State was fifth with 136 points.

Individually, Casey Phillips of Clemson won the meet with a time of 18:03.9. Jenny Lake (USC) was behind her with a time of 18:16.7 and following her was Angela David of Emory University with a time of 18:31.5

Top 10 Female Finishers
1 Casey Phillips Clemson 18:03.9
2 Jenny Lake USC-Columbia 18:16.7
3 Angela Davie Emory 18:31.5
4 Amy Wike USC 18:41.1
5 Brittney Swick Georgia S. 18:46.6
6 Deanna Kulesz W. Carolina 18:50.8
7 Dorothy Boone Emory 18:54.4
8 Carolina Hagedorn Emory 18:54.6
9 Amy Bianca Emory 19:01.8
10 Patrice McMillan Clemson 19:03.9

On the men\'s side, Clemson almost perfect scored the whole meet. Running an 8K, the Tigers came in first place with only 17 points. UNC Greensboro was second with 74 points and Emory was third with 85 points. Fourth place went to Western Carolina with 86 points, fifth place was Gardner-Webb with 162 points. Morehouse was sixth with 176 points. Charleston Southern placed seventh with 208 points, South Carolina State was eighth with 225 points and Southern Wesleyan was ninth with 227 points.

In the SC Collegiate Championships, Clemson perfect scored the meet with 15 points. Charleston Southern was second with 65 points, Southern Wesleyan was third with 77 points and South Carolina State was fourth with 85 points.

Individually, Magidi won the meet with a time of 24:45.2. Second and third place went to fellow teammates Matt Clark with a time of 24:52.3 and Matt Pimentel with a time of 25:16.7.

Top 10 Male Finishers
1 Itay Magidi Clemson 24:45.2
2 Matt Clark Clemson 24:52.30
3 Matt Pimentel Clemson 25:16.70
4 Adam Puett Western Carolina 25:22.50
5 Ryan Fenton Clemson 25:25.80
6 Brian Soder Clemson 25:33.50
7 Jim Wahl Clemson 25:37.60
8 Sean Reilly Clemson 25:39.30
9 Andrew Podgurski Emory 25:42.70
10 Joe Jacobs Unc Greeensboro 25:43.90