ATLANTA (May 17) — Georgia Tech will host its annual Reebok Invitational Friday and Saturday at George C. Griffin Track on the Institute’s campus. The field will be highlighted by at least six nationally-ranked teams in both the men’s and women’s divisions.
“We have been fortunate enough to develop the Reebok Invitational into one of the country’s most prestigious meets and look forward to another great event,” said men’s head coach Grover Hinsdale. “We are looking forward to representation from over 60 collegiate teams, which will foster outstanding competition. We are looking forward to a weekend of great times and seeing a lot of athletes either qualify or improve existing marks toward the NCAA Championship.”
Nationally ranked men’s teams in the field are No. 1 Arkansas, No. 5 Auburn, No. 9 Florida, No. 10 Clemson, No. 15 Tennessee and No. 17 Houston. Nationally ranked women’s teams in the field are No. 7 Georgia, No. 12 Florida, No. 14 South Carolina, No. 18 North Carolina, No. 23 Tennessee and No. 24 Miami (Fla.).
The event will mark the last home meet for Tech’s seniors, including four-time all-America Andria King (Atlanta, Ga.) and two-time 4×400 relay national champion Jonas Motiejunas (Phoenix, Ariz.). Last week, Motiejunas helped the 1999 4×400 relay team scored a win in the Purple & Orange Classic at Clemson, where the team posted the nation’s eighth-best time in 3:04.56. Also taking victories were King in the 100 hurdles in 13.00 seconds, junior Brad Mills (Toledo, Ohio) in the 1,500 meters in 3:56.50 and freshman Chris Sinotte (Warwick, R.I.) in the javelin with a mark of 197-02.
The Reebok Invitational begins Friday at 6 p.m., and action takes place Saturday with field events starting at 12 noon and running events at 1 p.m.