May 12, 2006
ATLANTA – Senior Nico Shaner, sophomore Elena Linn and redshirt freshman Andy Powlen all posted NCAA Region qualifying standards to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams on day one of the Georgia Tech Invitational at the George C. Griffin Track on Friday.
Shaner, a native of Udhailiyah, Saudi Arabia, tallied a region mark of 201 feet, 1 inch, in the men’s javelin throw to finish in fourth place for the Yellow Jackets.
Linn, a native of Marietta, Ga., clocked a NCAA region time of 10:45.04 in the women’s 3,000-Steeplechase to cross the finish line in fifth place.
Powlen, a native of Kewanna, Ind., tallied a personal-record and region mark of 57 feet, 7 inches, in the men’s shot put to finish in third place for Tech.
Freshman April Phillips logged a ninth-place finish for the Jackets in the women’s shot put with a mark of 46 feet, 1 ¼ inches.
Sophomore Nisha Kurian ran a personal-record time of 4:33.46 in the women’s 1500 meters to finish in 12th place for the Rambling Wreck.
Day two of the outdoor meet will take place all day Saturday at the Griffin Track. The meet is free admission and a schedule of events can be found at GT Invite. For Live results, please go to Results