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Griffin Gets Record, NCAA Qualifying Standard in 10,000 meters at Stanford

March 30, 2002

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Led by junior Katie Griffin’s school record and NCAA qualifying performance in the 10,000 meters, the Georgia Tech women’s track and field team had a very productive day Friday at the Stanford Invitational.

With a time of 33:57.12, Griffin placed eighth and eclipsed the Jacket record, which had stood since 1994. She also guaranteed herself a spot at the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, slated for May 29 to June 1 in Baton Rouge, La.

Sophomore All-American Renee Metivier was also in action, earning a provisional mark in the 5000 meters with a time of 16:21.83 to place fifth.

With Griffin’s performance, a total of four school records fell Friday for the Tech women’s squad. At the Florida Relays, senior Angela Levens got the hammer throw mark, while senior Dana Hall set the shot put record. The 4×200 relay broke a record set last weekend to round out the record-setters.

Tech’s men and women’s squad are back in action Saturday at the Florida Relays and at Stanford, where sophomore Brendon Mahoney goes in the 1500 meters.

-GT-

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