Georgia Tech Men's Track Ranked No. 23

April 29, 2014

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech men’s track and field team broke into the Top 25 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll coming in at No. 23 this week.

Tech jumped 19 spots from a No. 42 ranking to 23rd as six Yellow Jackets rank in the top 50 in eight individual events to contribute to the overall team ranking.

Broderick Snoddy is No. 25 in the 100 meters (10.28) and No. 22 in the 200 meters (20.80). Both of those times are third-best among 100 football players across all NCAA divisions running the 100m and 20 football players competing in the 200m this outdoor track season.

Three 800m runners in Brandon Lasater, Shawn Roberts and Zack Fanelty are ranked in the top 50. Lasater is ranked No. 4 in the nation in the 800m with a time of 1:47.19, and he is No. 41 in the 1500m (3:44.50).

Roberts is No. 9 in the 800m (1:47.66) and Fanelty comes in at No. 49 (1:49.58).

In the field events, Jonathan Gardner owns the eighth-best triple jump in the nation (15.87m) and Nikita Kirillov is No. 15 in the pole vault (5.41m).

The Yellow Jackets are back in action May 9-10 when they split to compete in two meets – the Georgia Invitational in Athens, Ga. and the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. 

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