ATLANTA (Feb. 1) — Georgia Tech’s indoor track & field teams Saturday will tune up for the ACC Championship meet by traveling to Lexington, Ky., for the Wildcat Invitational. The Nutter Field House at the University of Kentucky will be the host facility with its 290-meter track. Tech will be competing in a strong field including Kentucky, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Louisville and Memphis.
“This is our last meet prior to the ACC Championship meet and it is in a great facility with a fast track,” said head men’s coach Grover Hinsdale. “This is an opportunity to run faster times because of the over-sized track and the level of competition will be superb. We need to take advantage of this final tune up to try and run some of our best times of the year.”
Senior Andria King (Atlanta, Ga.) continues to have a solid senior year last Saturday as she won the 55- meter hurdles at the ACC-SEC Challenge in Gainesville, Fla. She automatically qualified for the Indoor NCAA Championship by running a 7.61, which is currently leading time in that event in the nation. The feat gained her both ACC and Georgia Tech Athletic Association female athlete of the week honors.
Tech also had strong performances at the ACC-SEC Challenge from senior Lynn Houston (Prospect, Ky.), who won the high jump with a leap of 5-10, and junior Becky Megesi (Jonesboro, Ga.) won the mile in 4:49.05. Both athletes met NCAA provisional qualification standards in their events. Also winning were Linda Lisska (Lawrenceville, Ga.) in the 3,000 meters and Judy Johnson (Snellville, Ga.) in the 5,000 meters.
Leading the men’s team were senior Jonas Motiejunas (Phoenix, Ariz.), who was second in the 400 meters in a time of 47.57, while junior Michael Johnson (Littleton, Colo.) was fourth in a mark of 47.82. Senior Brent Knight (Emporia, Kan.) was second in the 800 meters in a time of 1:52.25.
The ACC Indoor Championship meet will be held Feb. 25-27 at Rector Field House in Blacksburg, Va.