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Clooten Leads Track & Field on First Day of Yellow Jacket Invitational

March 27, 2010

ATLANTA – The Yellow Jacket Invitational got underway Friday evening at the Griffin Track, as the hammer throw was contested. For Georgia Tech, senior Alana Clooten led the way, finishing second overall on the women’s side of the event.

The Fairbanks, Alaska native posted a throw of 189′ 9″ to finish second overall. The mark is the second best of Clooten’s career, as well as the third best mark in Georgia Tech outdoor history.

In other action on the night, junior Bailey Wagner finished sixth overall in the same event with a mark of 152′ 0″. On the men’s side, Tech’s lone competitor, Duncan Thompson, registered a 169′ 4″ throw to finish third overall.

Action at the Yellow Jacket Invitational gets underway Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. when the shot put and javelin are contested. The first track event on the day, the 3000m steeplechase, will start at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Fans are reminded that live results will be available all day Saturday at www.deltatiming.com. A recap and final results will also be available at RamblinWreck.com once action wraps up.

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