ATLANTA (Dec. 10) – Georgia Tech’s men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams captured seven total first places in the Wildcat Speed Meet Friday, held in Kentucky’s Nutter Field House in Lexington, Ky.
The men’s team took five firsts, while the women’s team won two firsts in a meet designed just for field events and the short and middle distance running events. Tech also registered 10 placements of either second, third or fourth place.
The men’s 4×400 relay team picked up where it left off last summer after placing fifth in the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet. Tech, behind returning all-Americas Michael Johnson (Littleton, Colo.) and Tosin Tomori (Harare, Zimbabwe), won in a time of 3:16.70. Redshirt-senior Malcolm Leason (Wilmington, Del.) won the triple jump with an effort of 49-11.75, while freshman Brian Fraser (Scotch Plains, N.J.) won the long jump with an effort of 21-4.75. Junior Clayton Porter (Chesapeake, Va.) won the 60 meter dash in 6.83 seconds and sophomore Scott Reida (Marietta, Ga.) won the shot put with a throw of 43-1.5.
The Yellow Jacket women received first place efforts from junior Alisha McClinton (Baltimore, Md.) and junior Nicole Campbell (Ventura, Calif.). McClinton won the 60 meters by .06-one hundredths of a second in 7.62 seconds. Campbell won the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.59.
Freshman Keith Schuler (Florence, Ky.) registered a leap of 6-8 in the high jump for a second straight week and placed second. Johnson was second in the 800 meters in a time of 1:54.1, freshman Ryan Middleton (Dallas, Texas) was second in the 60 meter hurdles in 8.80 seconds and freshman Sean Harrington (Cumberland, R.I.) was second in the 35 lb. eight throw with a mark of 44-9.5. Freshman Cassandra Worthy was third in the women’s shot put with an effort of 42-0.
Tech is off until starting its indoor season in earnest Jan. 14-15, 2000 at Kentucky’s annual Wildcat Invitational meet.
WOMENLong Jump: 4. Alisha McClinton, 17-11.75Triple Jump: 4. Destyne Jones, 37-00.25Shot Put: 3. Cassandra Worthy, 42-00.060 meters: 1. Alisha McClinton, 7.62; 3. Destyne Jones, 7.70; 11. Jessica DeFrietas, 7.96200 meters: 5. Jessica DeFrietas, 25.89400 meters: 11. Kelsey Woodard800 meters: 1. Nicole Campbell, 2:20.59; 5. Eboni Crosby, 2:24.08; 6. Cindy Arroyo, 2:26.08; 7. Amanda Woodall, 2:27.73Mile: 4. Carolyn Krieger, 5:24.77; 8. Ashley Espy, 5:40.07; 9. Brenda Lord, 5:42.1960m hurdles: 4. Nikole Jeffery, 8.88; 5. Tosan Osiagbovo, 9.064x400 relay: 5. GT-A, 4:08.12 MENHigh Jump: 2. Keith Schuler, 6-8; 5. Greg Sciame, 6-6; 7. Chris Dooley, 6-4Pole Vault: 4. Jamie Traylor, 14-0Long Jump: 1. Brian Fraser, 21-4.75Triple Jump: 1. Malcolm Leason, 49-11.75Shot Put: 1. Scott Reida, 43-1.535lb Weight: 2. Sean Harrington, 44-9.560 meters: 1. Clayton Porter, 6.83800 meters: 2. Michael Johnson, 1:54.01; 5. David Schmidt, 1:58.00; 6. Dan Brin, 1:58.72; 12. Tosin Tomori, 2:01. 74; 15. Sharif Azim, 2:09.45Mile: 6. Jared McGehee, 4:26.6760m hurdles: 2. Ryan Middleton, 8.804x400 relay: 1. GT-A, 3:16.70NOTE: Track: Oversized (290 meters); All results finals