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Jackets Begin Indoor Season at Clemson Opener

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech track & field will begin their indoor season at the Clemson Opener on Friday, Dec. 8. The meet will begin with field events pole vault, high jump and shot put at 10 a.m. The first running event will be the women’s 60-meter dash which is set to start at 11:30 a.m. 

This is the third consecutive year that Tech has started its season at the Clemson Opener. 16 women and 11 men will be in competition for the Yellow Jackets including several returners who shined at last year’s Clemson Opener.  

At the 2022 Opener, the Jackets recorded several first place a top three finishes. Jameson Miller recorded a first-place finish and personal-best time of 1:19.62 in the men’s 600-meter.  

In the men’s high jump Omar Arnaout placed third (2.00m/6-6.75).  

On the women’s side, Sheleah Harris recorded a first-place finish and personal-best time of 24.22 in the 200-meter race. Harris also recorded another personal best time of 7.33 seconds in the 60-meter dash finals, earning a second-place finish. In the 60-meter finals, Chloe Davis recorded a personal best time of 7.49. 

Shanty Papakosta finished the women’s high jump with a first-place performance mark of 1.78 meters (5-10). Camille Trotman finished in fourth place with a mark of 1.65 meters (5-5).  

Participating Teams: Anderson (S.C.), Belmont Abbey College, Clemson, Fayetteville St., Florida A&M, Georgia State, Howard, Johnson C. Smith, Life, N. Carolina A&T, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Southeast, Southern Wesleyan, St. Augustine’s, UNCW, Western Carolina 

 

Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2    

Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again to launch Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. CDI Turn 2 has a goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund by Dec. 31, and Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics. Like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2. 

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