DURHAM, NC (April 22) – Led by freshman Brendon Mahoney and senior Malcolm Leason, the Georgia Tech men’s track and field team finished fifth at the Atlantic Coast Conference Track and Field Championships with 81.76 points, while the women ended the competition in sixth place with 60 points.
Mahoney and Leason each captured ACC titles as Mahoney won the 800 meter championship, running in a time of 1:50.96, and Leason won the triple jump and provisionally qualified for the NCAA championships with a leap of 51’9″.
Mahoney also finished as the runner-up in the 1,500 meter run in a personal-best time of 3:45.70.
In addition to Mahoney, the men’s team received second-place finishes from Michael Johnson in the 400 meter run in a season-best time of 46.66, Clayton Porter in the long jump (24 feet 7.25 inches), Keith Schuler in the high jump (6 feet 8.75 inches) and the 4×400 meter relay team.
The women’s team was led by senior Becky Megesi, who finished second in the 1,500 meter run in a time of 4:27.90 and seventh in the 800 meters in a season-best time of 2:09.20. Judy Johnson helped pace Tech in the distance events as she finished third in the 3,000 meters (35:32.46) and eighth in the 5,000 meter run (17:05.57), while Sara Pardue also had success as she finished sixth in the 800 meter run (2:09.19) and eighth in the 1,500 run (4:33.7).
In the field events, the women were led by Mishanta Reyes who finished third in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet 7 and 1/2 inches while Jamie Ostrov ended fifth in the high jump clearing 5 feet and 4 1/4 inches.