May 29, 2002
BATON ROUGE, La. – Senior Sara Pardue, who placed 12th in the 800 meters, was Georgia Tech’s top finisher on day one of the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
Pardue clocked a time of 2:06.48 in the final race of her collegiate career. Classmate Nicole Campbell was 15th in the same event with a time of 2:07.17. The top nine finishers advanced to Friday’s final, led by Tyrona Heath of Georgetown, who ran 2:03.81.
Junior Katie Griffin also competed in the 10,000 meters, placing 19th in a time of 36:15.58. Kristin Price of NC State won the event in 34:26.63.
The meet continues Thursday with five Yellow Jackets in action. Senior Chris Sinotte goes in the javelin, while sophomore Brendon Mahoney will race in the 1500 meters, and junior Bryan Swarn will run the 400 meters. On the women’s side, senior Alisha McClinton runs the 100-meter hurdlers, while sophomore Amandi Rhett will race in the 100 meters.