ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams made the most of their first outing of the new track season by winning a combined eight events at the Wildcat Speed Meet, which was held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.
The Yellow Jackets’ first win came in the in day’s opening event, the triple jump. Chris Crawley won the title with is jump of 47’5.00″. Later in the day, Crawley won the long jump with his distance of 23’6.25″.
The Jackets would not have to wait long for another individual title, as Amandi Rhett won the women’s 200 meters in a time of 25.12. Rhett outdistanced Alysha McClinton (25.65) by narrow margin. Tech’s top finisher in the men’s 200 meters, was Clayton Porter in a time of 49.12, which was good for fourth place.
Tech earned a men’s and women’s sweep in the high jump, as Keith Schuler won the men’s competition with a jump of 6’8.00″ and Julie Conlon won the women’s competition with a height of 5’0.66″.
The Jackets’ Angela Levens was the winner of the weight throw, as she had a throw of 53’0.25″. Tech continued its run in the field events, as Jodie Nettles was victorious in the pole vault with a height of 11’10.00.
Tech’s was dominant in the women’s 60 meters, as Jessica DeFreitas, Alisha Mclintion , and Amandi Rhett swept the top three spots in the event, with DeFreitas clocking in with 7.54 second winning time.
Tech will return to action in early January when it competes at the Wildcat Classic, also held in Lexington, Ky.