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Porter Boasts NCAA Provisional Long Jump Mark in First Day of Georgia Tech-Reebok Invitational

Complete Results – Day One

ATLANTA (May 19) – Sophomore Clayton Porter paced the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first day of the Georgia Tech-Reebok Invitational as athletes in 12 events gave their final attempt t o qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Porter (Chesapeake, Va.) took first place in the men’s long jump with an NCAA provisonal mark of 25 feet-8.75 inches (7.84 meters). Porter, an indoor All-America in the long jump, eclipsed his personal best mark of the 2000 season by 11.75 inches. The NCAA automatic qualifying mark is 26-1.0 (7.95 m). Ramon Washington of Arkansas also posted an NCAA provisional mark in the event with a jump of 25-6.25 (7.78 m).

Beaux Breer (New York AC) set a Griffin Track record in the javelin with a mark of 266 feet-10.0 inches (81.34). He shattered the nine-year-old record by 14 feet-10 inches. North Carolina’s Ola Sesay also set a new track record with a amark of 21-5.25 in the women’s long jump, surpassing the previous mark of 21-4.

Nine athletes earned NCAA automatic qualifications, while 25 others posted provisional marks in the first day of the two-day event.

Georgia Tech senior Judy Johnson won the women’s 5000 meters with a time of 17:17.79. She previously posted an NCAA provisional mark in the 10,000 meters.

The Georgia Tech-Reebok Invitational concludes tomorrow with field events starting at 9:00 a.m. and running events from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.

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