THE FLATS – Helena Lindsay and James Cragin led the Georgia Tech cross country program to top-20 team finishes on Friday at the Lehigh Paul Short Run. The women placed 14th and the men finished 17th out of 46 teams.
Lindsay crossed the finish line with a personal-best time of 20:04.3, finishing 23rd in the women’s college gold 6K race. Cragin was the first Yellow Jacket to finish the men’s college gold 8K race, running a career-best time of 23:42.6.
Liz Galarza finished five spots behind Lindsay and recorded a personal-best time of 20:08.3 in the women’s 6K. Kate Jortberg also ran a personal best in the 6K race (20:43.2) and finished 86th overall.
On the men’s side, Zach Jaeger and Joshua Williams rounded out Tech’s top three performers with career-best times in the 8K race. Jaeger finished with a time of 24:04.7 and Williams recorded a time of 24:07.1.
Tech will continue its weekend of competition with the Alexander/Asics Invite on Saturday, Oct. 1. The meet will begin with the men’s 8K race at 7:50 a.m. and the women’s 5K race will follow with a start time of 9 a.m.
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