April 2, 2005
ATLANTA – Senior Kyle Rabbitt placed second in the men’s 5,000, with a time of 14:33.08, and sophomore Cristan Duvall set a new season mark for the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:20.66, finishing third in the event to lead the men’s track and field team at the Yellow Jacket Invitational on Saturday.
“In spite of a terrible day of weather we still pulled off an excellent track meet,” said men’s track coach Grover Hinsdale. “We had a lot of great talent, which turned in a lot of great performances. Although cold and wind are not usually conducive to track performance, this turned out to be an excellent track meet.”
James Lemons, a sophomore from Atlanta, Ga., jumped a distance of 48 feet to place third in the triple jump and senior Brian Ford ran a time of 47.40 to finish fourth in the 400m dash, achieving a personal-best time.
Freshman Derek Hoye set a new season-best time in the men’s 800m. His time of 1:52.14 was good enough for fifth in the event. Meanwhile, freshman Jerome Miller made the height of 6 feet, eight-and-three-quarter inches in the men’s high jump to place fourth.
Senior Donald Beamer set a new season-best time for Georgia Tech. The senior from Charlotte, N.C., ran a time of 10.78 in the 100m. In the men’s Javelin, senior Anthony Hoover threw for a distance of 182 feet, seven inches to finish in fifth place in the event.
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