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Georgia Tech Track Enjoys Success At Orange & Purple Winter Classic

Dec. 1, 2012

Meet Results

CLEMSON, S.C. Perron Jones and Aaron Unterberger finished first in their events as the Georgia Tech track and field team opened its 2012-13 indoor season on Saturday at the Orange & Purple Winter Classic.

Jones took first in the 60-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 6.84 and improved that in the finals, winning with a time of 6.81.

Unterberger pole vaulted to first place at a height of 16’¾, followed by newcomer Nathan Daniel who placed second with a 14’7¼ leap.

On the men’s side, freshman Spencer Allen raced in his first collegiate event final, placing third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.32.

Tech claimed four of the top five spots in the 3,000 meters as Wyatt Gouldthorpe raced to a time of 8:58.55 to take second, followed consecutively by teammates Billy Koskiewicz (9:04.96), Niall Longobardi (9:09.60) and Drew Vander Wood (9:16.18).

Mykhail Chamber also listed a top-three finish in his event with a high jump of 6’8¾ to place third. Newcomer Julia Frederick tied for third in the women’s high jump with a leap of 5’1.

Also for the women, Julienne McKee recorded a long jump of 18’7¾ to take second place and Samantha Becker logged a third-place finish in the pole vault (10’ 11¾).

Freshman Donjhae Jones finished in the top three of her five pentathlon events for 3185 points, including the 60-meter hurdles (9.08), high jump (4’11¾) and long jump (18’5).

The Yellow Jackets continue the indoor season on Jan. 12 at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener in Birmingham, Ala.

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