April 18, 2015
THE FLATS — Georgia Tech track and field team finished up competition at the Georgia Tech Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Griffin Track.
“It was a great weekend of competition for the women from the beginning to the end,” head women’s track coach Alan Drosky said. “Weather was challenging at times, but the women really came to compete. We had so many personal bests that I lost count and we had seasonal bests in both relays. Every event area performed very well, they are making great progress each week, and they are coming together as a team. We’re excited about this group of women.”
“I was really pleased with how the guys came back and fought again on day two,” head men’s track coach Grover Hinsdale said. “I know we had a significant number of personal and season bests today. This team has shown it will fight. I am very pleased with where we are at this point in the season.”
In the middle distance events, Morgan Jackson placed seventh in the 800 meters with a career-best time of 2:09.87 and Samantha Kiblinger took ninth with a time of 2:10.21. Zack Fanelty placed second in the men’s 800 meters (1:49.51), and Andres Littig placed fifth (1:50.07).
Finals of the sprints and hurdles:
Jamilah Middlebrooks placed seventh in the 100 meters (PR – 11.77) and also placed seventh in the 200 meters in a time of 24.02. Ama Larbi placed third overall and first among collegiate competitors in the 400-meter hurdles with a time 1:00.22 and Shannon Innis took fifth (1:00.55).
The women’s 4×100-meter relay team of Middlebrooks, Carissa Tipler, Jazmyne Taylor and Angelica Henderson placed sixth (46.35) and the women’s 4×400-meter relay team of Taylor, Domonique Hall, Henderson and Christina Pensock finished fourth (3:43.78).
The men’s 4×100-meter relay team comprised of Gunnz, Allen, Andreas Ward and Alexander Reese finished sixth (41.95). Reese, Fanelty, Littig and Brandon Lasater placed seventh in the 4×400-meter relay in a time of 3:15.39.
The Jackets are back in action April 23-25 at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.