April 7, 2007
AUBURN, Ala. – Steve Marcelle set a personal-best and NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 178 feet, 6 inches in the men’s discus to lead the Georgia Tech men’s track and field team at the Tiger Classic on Saturday in Auburn, Ala.
Marcelle, a redshirt freshman from Green Bay, Wis., had the fourth-best throw in school history to finish first in the discus. Marcelle then place second in the shot put with an NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 58 feet, 3 ¼ inches. Sophomore Andy Powlen placed eighth in the discus with a mark of 144 feet, 5 inches.
Junior Derek Hoye placed first in the 800-meter run with a season-best time of 1:50.63. Sophomore E.C. Gibbs crossed the line seventh in the 800m with a time of 1:53.58. Gibbs also finished second in the 1500-meter run with a time of 3:52.53.
Sophomore Charles Rohling improved on his personal-best mark in the hammer throw with a distance of 174 feet, 5 inches for a ninth-place finish. His mark is the third-best in school history.
Freshman Alphonso Jordan placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 49 feet, 1 inch. Jordan also placed 12th in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 14.90.
Senior Cristan Duvall placed second in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best time of 9:25.09. Sophomore Casey Gramling crossed the line 10th in the 5000-meter run with a personal-best time of 15:32.15.
Tech will return to action on April 19-21 at the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships hosted by the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.