May 11, 2007
ATLANTA – Kimery Hern placed first in the women’s hammer throw with an NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 190 feet, 9 inches to lead Georgia Tech on a rain shortened day one of the Georgia Tech Invitational at the George C. Griffin track.
Hern, a sophomore from Clinton, Wash., finished with her second-best throw of the season, behind her school-record mark of 193 feet, 5 inches, which she set at the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. Freshman Samantha Musil placed ninth with a personal-best mark of 155 feet, 2 inches.
On the men’s side, sophomore Charles Rohling placed 10th in the hammer throw with a mark of 170 feet, 2 inches.
Senior Jenny Sims finished sixth in the women’s 1500-meter run with an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 4:25.66. Sims personal-best time is the fourth fastest in school history. In the men’s 1500, sophomore E.C. Gibbs finished fifth in the first heat with an NCAA Regional qualifying and personal-best time of 3:47.49.
Senior Fatmata Fofanah placed first in her heat of the 100-meter hurdles equaling her personal-best and NCAA Regional qualifying time of 13.16. Junior Shantia Moss placed third with an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 13.30.
Due to inclement weather, the remainder of Friday’s schedule has been postponed until Saturday. Live stats for the Georgia Tech Invitational are available by DeltaTiming.