ATLANTA (March 18) — The Georgia Tech track teams opened the outdoor season with a strong showing at the Auburn Springtime Invitational as sophomore Aaron Sink won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and freshman Keith Schuler captured the high jump, while sophomore Mishanta Reyes and freshman Jessica Defreitas finished one-two in the women’s long jump.
Reyes won the long jump with a leap of 19 feet-2 inches while placing sixth in the 100 meters with a 14.69 clocking. Defreitas jumped 19 feet-1.5 inches and also placed second in the 100 meters with a time of 11.95.
Sink ran 5.63 in the 400 hurdles to win by nearly two seconds. Schuler jumped six feet-10.25 inches to win the high jump.
Freshman Chris Crawley placed second in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump (22 feet-4.5 inches), while senior Giovanni Pipia placed second in the 3000 steeplechase (9:25.59). Senior Jamie Traylor pole vaulted 15 feet-three inches to take third place, and senior Sean Harrington was third in the hammer throw (143 feet-9 inches)
Other top performers for the women’s team include senior Ayana Grant, who took second in the 100-meter hurdles at 14.19 and sixth in the 100 meters at 12.61; sophomore Amanda Woodall, who took third in the 800 meters (2:18.92); junior Nikole Jeffery, third in the 100 hurdles (14.37); and senior Tishanna Worthy, who finished fourth in the triple jump (36 feet-9.5 inches).