Feb. 16, 2008
ATLANTA – The 27th-ranked Georgia Tech men’s track and field team had a successful second day of competition at the three separate meets it competed at Saturday. Tech had athletes competing at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., the Tiger Invitational in Clemson, S.C. and the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa.
Sophomore Alphonso Jordan placed seventh in the men’s triple jump with NCAA Championship provisional qualifying mark of 52 feet at the Tyson Invitational. Senior James Lemons II finished 11th with a mark of 50 feet, 11 ½ inches. In the long jump, Nigel Orr finished ninth with a mark of 49 feet, 1 ¾ inches.
At the Tiger Invitational, Dave Ford finished third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.10. Tim Guglielmo placed 11th in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.19. In the 3000-meter run, Nazar Trilisky placed seventh with a time of 8:53.06.
Freshman Omar Morrison made his collegiate debut by finishing sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 47 feet, 1 inch.
Freshman Mark Medrek-Laske placed seventh in the mile run non-seeded event with a time of 4:18.82. In the seeded mile run, E.C. Gibbs placed 13th with a time of 4:10.18.
Tech will take a week before traveling to the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships from Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 28-March 1 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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