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Gibson Concludes Collegiate Career with All-American Honors

THE FLATS – Jamir Gibson wrapped up competition for the Georgia Tech men’s track and field team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the men’s discus on Friday, June 9.

Gibson earned his second Honorable Mention All-American honors of the championships with a mark of 56.75 meters (186-2) and 18th place finished. Before the meet, he was ranked 40th in the NCAA in the men’s discus.

Gibson is the first Tech men’s double All-American since hall of fame inductee, Steve Marcelle, in 2009. Coincidentally, he is also the first All-American in both the shot put and discus since Marcelle during that same outdoor season.

Since joining Tech’s program as a graduate transfer, Gibson has brought the men’s team immense success in the field events. He is now the school record holder in the men’s discus and weight throw. Gibson also recorded the second-best marks in men’s program history in both the indoor and outdoor shot put.

Gibson ends his collegiate career as a multi-qualifier for the NCAA Championships, seven-time Patriot League Champion and two-time ACC Bronze Medalist in the indoor/outdoor shot put.

 

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