Duvall and Hoover Lead Jackets on Day One of Georgia Tech Invitational

May 13, 2005


ATLANTA – Sophomore Cristan Duvall and senior Anthony Hoover posted top-five finishes to lead the Georgia Tech track and field teams at the Georgia Tech Invitational on Friday night at the George C. Griffin Track.

Duvall, a native of Duluth, Ga., ran a time of 9:13.22 in the men’s 3,000-Steeplechase to cross the finish line in third place. Hoover, a native of Chambersburg, Pa., finished the men’s javelin throw in fourth place with a toss of 186 feet, 9 inches.

Freshman Elena Linn led the women’s team with an eighth-place finish in the 3,000-SC with a time of 11:23.20. Rookie Maria Hampton clocked a season-best time of 17:59.60 in the women’s 5,000 meters to finish in 10th place for the Yellow Jackets.

Senior Neil McDonagh posted a NCAA Region qualifying time of 3:46.45 in the men’s 1500 meters to finish in ninth place.

Seniors Jonathan Spillman and Greg McCormick posted eighth-place finishes for Tech in the shot put and javelin throw. Spillman tallied a mark of 52 feet, 2 ¾ inches in the shot, while McCormick tallied a mark of 180 feet, 8 inches, in the javelin.

Long jump official Larry Nash who fell ill at the track is currently resting at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. He will remain overnight for observation, but is considered to be in stable condition.

The Georgia Tech Invitational will conclude on Saturday at the Griffin Track.



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