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2003 indoor

5th Nike Indoor Championships

March 15-16, 2003 at Prince George's Sportsplex, Landover MD


Boys 60m Hurdles
Kerron Clement (TX) 7.84
Results

Kerron Clement (4) beat Brandys Green (2) in the dash to the finish. It was the first indoor meet for Clement, the Texas 5A champ at 110 and 300m hurdles last year and the US#2 all time for 400 meter hurdles (49.77). The shorter distance didn't seem to bother the lanky Clement. "I knew I could do it," he said, and then announced his goals for his senior year: US records at both 300 and 400 meter hurdles.

by Pete Cava and Ricky Quintana

Finals-

In another tight battle, Kerron Clement (LaPorte, TX) got past Brandys Green (Indianapolis, IN) for the hurdles title. Clement’s 7.84 time bettered Green’s by .02.

Clement, a Florida signee and a native of Trinidad, said his first indoor race ever “went smooth. The last two hurdles, I tried to pick it up.”

Clement says indoors and outdoors are all the same to him. “I just like to run the hurdles,” he said. I prefer the longer distance, 400 meter hurdles. I want to run 13.3 in the hurdles, and I want to run a national (prep) record in the 300 (hurdles). I ran 35.78 last year. The record is 35.32.”

Clement, who has dual citizenship, isn’t sure if he’ll run internationally for Trinidad or the U.S. “I have no idea. We’ll see when the time comes.”

Clement applauds his time

 

Semi's-

Texans Kerron Clement and Jason Richardson both dipped under the eight-second mark to qualify for the final. Clement (LaPorte) took first in the second semi in 7.93 while Richardson (Cedar Hill) won the first semi in 7.97.

Rounding out the field for the final will be Richard LaCroix (Marine City, MA), Theodore Ginn (Cleveland, OH), Brandys Green (Indianapolis) and Terry Thornton (Petersburg, VA).

The top victim of the semis was Jeff Porter (Somerset, NJ). Approaching the fourth hurdle, Porter appeared to lose his rhythm and then tangled with the barrier. He gamely finished the race, but in last place with a time of 8.52. Porter, one of the nation’s top prep hurdlers, had no luck in Landover. Saturday, he tripped on the anchor leg of the 4x55 meter shuttle hurdles.

Also squeezed out of the final as Basil Campbell (Trenton, NJ), the fastest non-qualifier at 8.07. Campbell was third in heat two behind Clement and Ginn.

Prelims-

Jeff Porter (Somerset, NJ) posted the fastest time of Sunday morning’s prelims, qualiying for the semifinal round with a time of 7.91. Other notable entries who made it through the first round included Kerron Clement (LaPorte, TX), Jason Richardson (Cedar Hill, TX), Brandys Green (Indianapolis, IN) and Dwight Porter (Newport News, VA).

Winners of the seven heats plus the next 11 fastest qualified for the semis. One casualty was Verrol Jackson (Schenectady, NY), who finished third in the first heat in 8.36 and didn’t advance.

Results
names highlighted in blue qualify for DyeStat Elite 2003 indoor national rankings

 

	   C.F.P.I. Timing & Data 
    Nike Indoor Championships 2003 - 3/15/2003 to 3/16/2003     
            Prince Georges Sports & Learning Complex            
                       Landover, Maryland                       
 
Event 13  Boys 60 Meter Hurdles
================================================================
    National: N  7.62  3/12/1995   Deworski Odom, Overbrook, Phi
        Meet: M  7.62  3/12/2000   Rickey Harris, Centreville, C
    Freshman: F  8.03  2002        Lataero Mitchell, Wayne, Hube
   Sophomore: R  7.92  1995        Sultan Tucker, DelseaFranklin
      Junior: J  7.74  3/12/2000   Rickey Harris, Centreville,Cl
      Senior: S  7.62  3/12/1995   Deworski Odom, Overbrook, Phi
      Senior: $  7.62  1997        Terrance Trammell            
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
================================================================
Finals                                                          
  1 Kerron Clement            03 LaPorte, TX               7.84R
  2 Brandys Green             03 Indianapolis, IN          7.86R
  3 Jason Richardson          04 Cedar Hill, TX            7.95F
  4 Theodore Ginn, Jr.        04 Cleveland, OH             8.00F
  5 Terry Thornton            03 Petersburg, VA            8.01F
  6 Richard LaCroix           04 Marine City, MA           8.33 


 C.F.P.I. Timing & Data 
      Nike Indoor Championships 2003 - 3/15/2003 to 3/16/2003      
             Prince Georges Sports & Learning Complex              
                        Landover, Maryland                         
 
Event 13  Boys 60 Meter Hurdles
================================================================   
    National: N  7.62  3/12/1995   Deworski Odom, Overbrook, Phi   
        Meet: M  7.62  3/12/2000   Rickey Harris, Centreville, C   
    Freshman: F  8.03  2002        Lataero Mitchell, Wayne, Hube   
   Sophomore: R  7.92  1995        Sultan Tucker, DelseaFranklin   
      Junior: J  7.74  3/12/2000   Rickey Harris, Centreville,Cl   
      Senior: S  7.62  3/12/1995   Deworski Odom, Overbrook, Phi   
      Senior: $  7.62  1997        Terrance Trammell               
    Name                    Year School                   Semis    
================================================================   
Heat  1                                                            
  1 Jason Richardson          04 Cedar Hill, TX          F 7.97Q   
  2 Brandys Green             03 Indianapolis, IN        F 8.02q   
  3 Terry Thornton            03 Petersburg, VA          F 8.03q   
  4 Dior Lowry                03 Philadelphia, PA          8.13    
  5 Kris Fant                 03 Asheville, NC             8.20    
  6 Denero Doles              03 Newport News, VA          8.31    
Heat  2                                                            
  1 Kerron Clement            03 LaPorte, TX             F 7.93Q   
  2 Theodore Ginn, Jr.        04 Cleveland, OH           F 7.98q   
  3 Basil Campbell            03 Trenton, NJ               8.07    
  4 Ronnie Beard, Jr          03 Frederick, MD             8.08    
  5 Joseph Taylor             03 West Palm Beach, FL       8.11    
  6 Kevin Craddock            05 Oakland, CA               8.14    
Heat  3                                                            
  1 Richard LaCroix           04 Marine City, MA           8.23Q   
  2 Gary Whitham              04 Katy, TX                  8.27    
  2 Irving Stills             03 Trenton, NJ               8.27    
  4 Dwight Porter Jr.         03 Newport News, VA          8.38    
  5 Evan Kellon               04 Cleveland Heights,        8.44    
  6 Jeff Porter               03 Soomerset, NJ             8.52    
===================================================================
    Name                    Year School                   Semis
===================================================================
Semi-Finals                                                        
  1 Kerron Clement            03 LaPorte, TX             F 7.93Q  2
  2 Jason Richardson          04 Cedar Hill, TX          F 7.97Q  1
  3 Richard LaCroix           04 Marine City, MA           8.23Q  3
  4 Theodore Ginn, Jr.        04 Cleveland, OH           F 7.98q  2
  5 Brandys Green             03 Indianapolis, IN        F 8.02q  1
  6 Terry Thornton            03 Petersburg, VA          F 8.03q  1
  7 Basil Campbell            03 Trenton, NJ               8.07   2
  8 Ronnie Beard, Jr          03 Frederick, MD             8.08   2
  9 Joseph Taylor             03 West Palm Beach, FL       8.11   2
 10 Dior Lowry                03 Philadelphia, PA          8.13   1
 11 Kevin Craddock            05 Oakland, CA               8.14   2
 12 Kris Fant                 03 Asheville, NC             8.20   1
 13 Irving Stills             03 Trenton, NJ               8.27   3
 13 Gary Whitham              04 Katy, TX                  8.27   3
 15 Denero Doles              03 Newport News, VA          8.31   1
 16 Dwight Porter Jr.         03 Newport News, VA          8.38   3
 17 Evan Kellon               04 Cleveland Heights,        8.44   3
 18 Jeff Porter               03 Soomerset, NJ             8.52   3

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