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Leason, Schuler, Relay Team Win Events at Jesse Ownes Meet

ATLANTA (May 7) — Georgia Tech’s Malcolm Leason won the triple jump for the third straight meet, Keith Schuler won the high jump and the Tech men finished first in the 4×400-meter relay at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Classic track meet Sunday, May 7, in Columbus, Ohio.

For the women’s team, sophomore Mishanta Reyes jumped a personal best 20-07.00 feet to finish third in the long jump and surpass the NCAA provisional standard, but the wind reading of +4.3 was above the allowable mark. Senior Becky Megesi finished third in the 1500 meters (4:31.90), Alisha McClinton was second in the 200 meters (24.92), and Jamie Ostrov placed fifth in the high jump (5-05.00).

Tech’s 4×400-meter relay of Michael Johnson, Tosin Tomori, Sharif Azim and Bryan Swarn ran a season-best time of 3:07.78, just off the NCAA provisional standard of 3:07.00. Swarn also finished second in the 400 meters with a 46.28 clocking.

Leason, a senior from Wilmington, Del., leaped a season-best 53-00.75 feet to win the triple jump, which he also won last week at Penn Relays and the previous week at the ACC Championships. He has already qualified provisionally for the NCAA Championships in the event. Schuler, a freshman from Florence, Ky., won the high jump with a mark of 6-06.00 feet.

Chris Sinotte finished second in the javelin with a throw of 196-05.00 feet; Joe Stegall placed third in the 1500 meters (3:55.88) and Brendon Mahoney was fourth in the 800 meters (1:51.19).

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