Tech Wins Five Events At Clemson Invitational

ATLANTA (Apr. 1) — Nicole Campbell (1500 meters), Linda Lisska (3000 meters), Bryan Swarn (400 meters), Brendon Mahoney (800 meters) and the men’s 4×400 meter relay team won events for the Georgia Tech track teams Saturday at the Clemson Invitational.

In addition, Tech’s Jessica DeFreitas (12.24) and Becky Megesi (2:09.17) were the top collegiate finishers in the 100 meters and 800 meters, respectively.

Lisska, a senior from Lawrenceville, Ga., won the 3000 meters with a time of 10:07.35 as Tech captured the top four places in the event with Lisska followed by Kate Griffin (10:15.99), Amy Dock (10:17.33) and Carolyn Krieger (10:36.71). In the 1500 meters, Campbell, with a 4:35.51 clocking, edged teammate Sara Pardue, who ran 4:36.45. Tech’s Ayana Grant finished second in the 100-meter hurdles (13.95), and in field events, Mishanta Reyes was second in the long jump (18 feet-8 inches), and Cassandra Worthy placed second in the shot put (40 feet-9 inches) and third in the discus (119 feet-7 inches).

Swarn ran an NCAA provisional time in the 400 meters for the second straight week, winning with a time of 46.16, while Mahoney ran 3:51.00 to win the 800 meters. Swarn also anchored a Tech victory in the 4×400 meter relay as the Jackets clocked 3:09.95 to easily defeat Kansas by nearly four seconds.

Tech’s Brent Johnson (1:52.96) and Joe Stegall (1:53.03) finished second and third in the 800 meters. Other runner-up finishers for the Jackets were Aaron Sink in the 400 hurdles (51.99), Giovanni Pipia in the steeplechase (9:08.72), Malcolm Leason in the triple jump (50 feet-2.75 inches) and Chris Sinotte in the javelin (200 feet-3 inches).

In the team scoring, the Tech women finished third behind Western Carolina and Clemson, while the men were fourth behind Clemson, Kansas and Western Carolina.


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