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Jackets Wrap Up Competition at Clemson Opener

Clemson, S.C – Georgia Tech track and field kicked off their indoor season with several top performances at the Clemson Opener. 

Shanty Papakosta opens her indoor season with a third consecutive first place finish at the Clemson Opener. In the women’s high jump, Papakosta finished with a mark of 1.83 meters. 

Lydia Troupe recorded a personal best time of 55.18 to bring home a first-place win in the women’s 400m race.   

Sheleah Harris earned two top three finishes in the women’s 60-meter dash and the 200m race. Harris recorded a second-place time of 7.33 in the 60-meter dash, and a third place time of 24.30 in the 200m race. Chloe Davis also competed in the women’s 60-meter dash, finishing fourth with a time of 7.51. 

In the women’s 1000m event, Gracie Marston earned a third-place finish (2:57.84). On the men’s side, Nick Nyman finished in fourth place with a time of 2:28.59. Mac Bloodworth rounded out the top five finishers for Tech, with a time of 2:28.89. 

Jameson Miller competed in the men’s 600m and finished sixth with a time of 1:21.64. 

Omar Arnaout competed in the men’s high jump, finishing in the seventh spot with a mark of 1.95m.  

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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