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Jackets Begin ACCs with Strong Performances from Spears and Thomas

Day 1 Results

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — On the first day of the ACC Outdoor Championship, the Georgia Tech track and field saw four student-athletes earn personal bests on Thursday afternoon at Lannigan Field.

Both Tyson Spears and Ryan Thomas jumped personal-best marks in the men’s long jump and finished in the top 10. Spears finished with a mark of 7.50m turning in a fifth-place finish, earning second-team All-ACC honors, while Thomas finished in 8th with a mark of 7.49m.

On the women’s side, Amy Ruiz and Dasia Smith led the way. Ruiz finished with the best time for the Jackets, earning a 12th place time in the women’s 1500-meter event, with a time of 4:26.38.

Smith jumped 6.10m in the women’s long jump to not only earn a personal record, but also a 9th place finish.

Day two of the ACC Outdoor Championship will begin tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. with the men’s 110m hurdles.

Women’s 200m:

Bri Hayden: 24.33, 21st

Men’s 200m:

Maurice Simpson: 21.23, 12th

Women’s 1500m:

Amy Ruiz: 4:26.38, 9th

Annie Gallagher:  4:27.03, 15th, PR

Mary Claire Solomon: 4:34.77, 23rd

Men’s 1500m:

Mike Reilly: 3:52.33, 16th

Frank Pittman: 3:54.37, 23rd

Henrik Anderson: 3:56.73, 31st

Women’s 10,000m:

Mary Kathryn Knott: 37:47.20, 19th

Men’s 10,000m:

Matt McBrien: 31:32.59, 16th

Women’s 400m Hurdles:

Kendria Edouard: 1:01.92, 14th

Men’s 400m Hurdles:

Aaron Lewis Jr: 55.37, 12th

Anthony Steets: 56.25, 13th

Women’s Long Jump:

Dasia Smith: 6.10m, 9th, PR

Attallah Smith: 5.84m, 16th

Taylor Grimes: 5.79m, 17th

Bria Matthews: 5.78m, 18th

Men’s Long Jump:

Tyson Spears: 7.50m, 5th, PR, second-team All-ACC

Ryan Thomas: 7.49m, 8th, PR

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