Feb. 22, 2007
Clemson, S.C. – The first day of competition kicked off with the men’s and women’s multi-events on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the ACC Indoor Championship hosted by Clemson University. The lone Seminole to compete today was junior Matt Frith who competed in the first half of the men’s heptathlon. Matt’s events today were the 60m dash, long jump, shot put and high jump.
Frith ran a 7.40 in the 60m, long jumped 20’10.75″, high jumped 5’8.75″ and threw 40’7″ in the shot put to set a new personal best.
“I feel considering what happened at the first multi-event I competed in at Clemson this season,” Frith said. “This meet went really well. Because I am strong in the pole vault I will be in a good position to score for the team tomorrow.”
At last year’s indoor conference meet, Frith earned 4,917 points in the men’s heptathlon to finish in seventh place and add two points to the Seminole’s overall team score.
“It is important to start the day off on a high note when competing in multi-events,” Frith said. “I am hoping to do that by running well in the 60m hurdles and that will roll into the pole vault and keep the overall momentum going right into the last event, the 1,000m run. In the 1,000m, my plan is to try and maintain my position and not allow anyone to overtake me.”
Frith will compete in the second half of the heptathlon on Friday, Feb. 23 in the 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1,000m run. Tomorrow also begins the prelims and finals for the field and running events.
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