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Matthews to Compete at World U20 Championships

July 20, 2016

Bydgoszcz, Poland – Georgia Tech track & field freshman Bria Matthews will compete at the World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland this week. She will compete in the long jump and the triple jump in the international competition.

Coverage of the event began July 19 and runs until July 24. Matthews will compete in the qualifying round of the long jump on the third day of competition, Thursday, July 21 at 3:40 a.m. ET. The finals for the long jump will be the following day on Friday, July 22 at 1:25 p.m. ET. She will also compete in the qualifier for the triple jump on Friday at 5:50 a.m. ET. The finals for the triple jump will be on Saturday, July 23 at 4:40 a.m. ET. She holds the all-time Georgia Tech record for both of these events.

Matthews qualified for the World U20 Championships after winning both events, the long jump and the triple jump, at USATF Junior Nationals in June.

The Georgia native is coming off an outstanding performance at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials, placing 12th in the finals of the triple jump with a mark of 13.04 meters. She also competed in the qualifying round of the long jump.

The live results of the competition can be found here.

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