The Georgia Tech men’s track and field team began competition at the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., on Friday. With seven points, the Yellow Jackets finished the day in eighth place, just two points behind seventh-place Duke and four points shy of sixth-place Florida State. North Carolina leads the two-day event with a team score of 41, followed by Wake Forest and Virginia. NC State is in fourth place and Clemson is in fifth place.
Senior Clayton Porter led the Yellow Jackets with a fourth-place showing in the long jump with a mark of 24’09.75ö UNC sophomore Blair Woodward won the event with a leap of 25’05.50ö. Porter also placed eighth in the 60-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 6.96 seconds and 15th in the 200-meter dash in 22.29 seconds.
Sophomore Sharif Azim earned a berth in Saturday’s 400-meter dash finals. His time of 49.08 was the fifth fasted qualifying time of the day.
The Yellow Jackets conclude competition at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
ACC Men’s Track and Field Championships
Team Scores, Day One
1. North Carolina, 41
2. Wake Forest, 26
3. Virginia, 24
4. NC State, 19
5. Clemson, 18
6. Florida State, 11
7. Duke, 9
8. Georgia Tech, 7
9. Maryland, 1