Tech's Pardue Hits NCAA Automatic Time in 800 Meters at Gator Invitational

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ATLANTA (Feb. 6) – Georgia Tech junior Sara Pardue (Aurora, Colo.) ran the second fastest indoor 800 meters in school history and hit an NCAA automatic qualification time by finishing third in 2:07.21 Sunday (Feb. 6) at the Gator Invitational in the OConnell Center in Gainesville, Fla.

Pardue, who hit an NCAA provisional time last weekend, continued an outstanding indoor season and moved to second on the Tech career performance list in the event. Shellie ONeal holds the school record at 2:07.03, set in 1992, and had held the second place mark as well at 2:07.27.

Sophomore Joe Stegall (Rydal, Ga.) had the mens top performance of the meet for Tech as he finished second in the 3,000 meters in 8:29.39. Junior Clayton Porter (Chesapeake, Va.) was third in the long jump with a mark of 24-4.25 and freshman Brendon Mahoney (Cumming, Ga.) placed fourth in the 800 meters in 1:51.21.

Tech will return to action February 18-19 when it competes in the ACC Championship meet in Rector Field House in Blacksburg, Va.

Tech’s Results

Women 55 meters: 7. Alisha McClinton, 7.04 (f), 7.14 (p); 11. Jessica Defreitas, 7.06 (f), 7.18 (p)

200 meters: 22. Jessica Defreitas, 25.69; 24. Alisha McClinton, 25.75; 27. Ayana Grant, 26.12

400 meters: 34. Coquese Renfroe, 1:01.39

800 meters: 3. Sara Pardue, 2:07.21#; 19. Amanda Woodall, 2:20.47; 27. Eboni Crosby, 2:26.09; DNF – Becky Megesi

Mile: 15. Nicole Campbell, 5:11.18; 26. Aenslee Tanner, 5:18.63

3,000 meters: 5. Judy Johnson, 9:49.38; 11. Amy Dock, 10:12.97; 12. Rachael Caruso, 10:17.56; 15. Katie Griffin, 10:27.25

5,000 meters: 5. Tina Frey, 18:20.19

55 intermediate hurdles: 9. Ayana Grant, 7.98 (f), 8.09 (p); Tosan Osaigbovo, 8.46 (p); Nikole Jeffery, 8.77 (p)

4×400 relay: 13. GT-A, 4:01.65

High Jump: 5. Jamie Ostrov, 5-4.25

Long Jump: 10. Alisha McClinton, 18-7.25; 12. Mishanta Reyes, 18-6; 16. Jessica Defreitas, 18-2.25

Triple Jump: 16. Tishanna Worthy, 36-9.5

Shot Put: 15. Cassandra Worthy, 39-10.75

(f): final; (p): preliminary; # NCAA automatic qualification time

Men 55 meters: 22. Ryan Middleton, 7.39 (p)

200 meters: 20. Brian Fraser, 22.77

400 meters: 8. Bryan Swarn, 47.89; 11. Michael Johnson, 48.08; 17. Sharif Azim, 49.39; 24. Aaron Sink, 49.93; 25. Tosin Tomori, 49.97

800 meters: 4. Brendon Mahoney, 1:51.21; 13. David Schmidt, 1:58.16; 16. Matt OBrien, 1:59.73

Mile: 11. Brent Johnson, 4:24.72

3,000 meters: 2. Joe Stegall, 8:29.39; 13. Dan Brin, 8:52.0

55 meters inter. Hurdles: 15. Ryan Middleton, 10.01 (p)

4×400 relay: 7. GT-A, 3:15.64

High Jump: 8. Keith Schuler, 6-8.75

Pole Vault: 14. Jamie Traylor, 14-3.25

Long Jump: 3. Clayton Porter, 24-4.25; 9. Chris Crawley, 23-01.25

Triple Jump: 5. Malcolm Leason, 50-2; 10. Chris Crawley, 46-4 Shot Put: 11. Scott Reida, 45-11.75

35lb Weight Throw: 16. Scott Harrington, 43-4.25

(f): final; (p): preliminary; # NCAA automatic qualification time

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