Jan. 12, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Georgia Tech track and field team continued its 2012-13 indoor season Saturday as three Yellow Jackets claimed first-place finishes at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.
Chambers leaped to a height of 2.10m (6-10.75) to take the top spot. Sophomore Brandon Mbaba placed second in the same event with a jump of 2.05m (6-08.75).
Also in the men’s field events, senior Aaron Unterberger took fifth in the pole vault with a jump of 5.05m (16-06.75). Freshman Myles McDavid won his flight and placed eighth overall in the long jump with a leap of 7.05m (23-01.75).
On the women’s side, McKee took first in the triple jump with a distance of 12.94m (42-05.50). She placed eighth in the long jump with a jump of 5.79m (19-0) and senior Jasmine Kent followed closely behind with a 12th-place finish (5.59m, 18-04.25).
Sophomore Samantha Becker placed fourth in the pole vault with a height of 3.70m (12-01.50).
Powers ran the 3,000 meters in a time of 8:24.32, defeating the competition by almost a full second. Two additional Yellow Jackets finished in the top five of the 3,000 meters in junior Alec Clifford (3rd, 8:28.49) and senior Patrick Barron (5th, 8:31.71).
Freshman Spencer Allen qualified for the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.36 and improved that time to take third in the event (8.34).
In the men’s 800 meters, sophomore Zach Fanelty placed fourth, crossing the line in 1:53.97 and freshman Cole Jackob took sixth (1:54.66).
Jamilah Middlebrooks qualified for the 60-meter finals with a preliminary time of 7.82 and improved that time for a seventh place finish in the section A finals to 7.73.
The Yellow Jackets took fourth through seventh place in their heat in the mile, led by freshman Caroline Kissel’s 5:06.41. She placed 13th overall followed by sophomore Morgan Jackson (14th, 5:09.41), sophomore Rachel Hammond (17th, 5:09.59) and freshman Maria Boff (20th, 5:20.75).
The Yellow Jackets are back in action Jan. 19 with another trip to Birmingham for the Auburn Indoor Invite.