Yellow Jackets Wrap Up NCAA East Preliminaries

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Georgia Tech track and field team wrapped up the final day of competition Saturday at the 2015 NCAA East Preliminaries at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.

On the final day of competition, freshman Bailey Weiland tied for 26th in the high jump with a height of 1.70m (5-7).

“Bailey jumped well at the first two heights, but, unfortunately, wasn’t able to get over the third height,” head women’s track and distance coach Alan Drosky said. “The experience of being here as a freshman will help her when she gets back here in the coming years.”

Senior Samantha Becker is the only Yellow Jacket to advance to the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships set for June 10-13 in Eugene, Ore. Becker will compete in the pole vault on Thursday, June 11 at 4:45 p.m. PST.

“We’re excited to have Samantha represent Georgia Tech at the NCAA Championships in Eugene,” Drosky said. “She’ll have a great opportunity to compete, and hopefully get a personal best and score points for our team. The experience will be awesome for her.”

Coach Drosky on the weekend:
“The women in the 10,000m — Melissa Fairey, Katie Townsend and Kelly Meyer — raced a lot this season and it was great to get here. They competed well to finish the race in about the same places where they ranked entering the competition. For Katie and Kelly, they end their careers at the NCAA East Preliminaries. That’s a great accomplishment and we’re proud of how they have presented our program.”

“For the men, we’re disappointed to not advance to Eugene,” Drosky said. “Zack Fanelty finished his career with some great accomplishments and we’re proud of how he competed for Georgia Tech. Brandon Lasater (cross country) and Jeremy Greenwald (cross country, indoor track) return next year.”

Head men’s track coach Grover Hinsdale on the weekend:
Spencer Allen and Nathan Daniel have made great progress this year. I am really proud of what they have accomplished this season and they both competed very well at this meet. Brandon Lasater, as always, gave a great effort, but came up a little short. He has had a remarkable career.”

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