March 22, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – E.C. Gibbs placed first in the men’s 1500-meter run to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams on the second day of the Wake Forest Open at Kentner Stadium on the Wake Forest campus.
Gibbs, a junior from Cullman, Ala., won the 1500m race with a time of 3:53.19. Senior David Herren placed third in the race with a time of 3:54.86.
In the men’s 400-meter dash, Mario Johnson finished eighth after crossing the line in a time of 54.25.
Nigel Orr placed third in the long jump with an NCAA Regional qualifying and personal-best mark of 24 feet, 11 ¼ inches.
The women’s team was led by freshman Jenae Anderson, who placed second in the 100-meter dash finals with a time of 11.96. Anderson also finished sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.53. Sophomore Tiffany Grant placed 11th in the 200m with a time of 24.82.
Tech’s 4×100-meter relay team crossed the line third with a time of 46.96.
In the women’s discus, Kimery Hern finished third with a mark of 148 feet, 10 inches.
The Jackets return to Atlanta next weekend when they host the Yellow Jacket Invitational Friday-Saturday, March 28-29. This will mark the first of three meets Tech will host at the George C. Griffin Track this outdoor season.
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