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Track & Field Poised for NCAA East Preliminaries

THE FLATS – Starting on Wednesday, May 23, eight Georgia Tech track and field athletes will compete at the NCAA East Preliminaries to earn their spots for the national championships.

The four-day meet will last until Saturday, May 27 with alternating days of competition for men and women. Jamir Gibson and Cameron O’Neal will kick off the first day with the men’s shot put and long jump at 6 p.m.

Georgia Tech athletes competing at the NCAA East Preliminaries: Jamir Gibson (Shot Put, 19th & Discus, 16th), Zach Jaeger (3000m SC, 10th), Cameron O’Neal (Long Jump, 9th), John Watkins (Triple Jump, 22nd), Liz Galarza (10,000m, 23rd), Sheleah Harris (100m, 43rd), Helena Lindsay (3000m SC, 15th & 5000m, 47th) and Shanty Papakosta (High Jump, 8th).

Rankings have been adjusted to match the official qualifier list ^

Tech’s group features several All-ACC honorees, school record holders, top five performers in program history as well as a two-time ACC Champion.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Wednesday, May 24: Men’s Long Jump (First Round, 6 p.m.), Men’s Shot Put (First Round, 6 p.m.)
Thursday, May 25: Women’s 100m (First Round, 7 p.m.), Women’s 10,000m (Semifinal, 9:10 p.m.)
Friday, May 26: Men’s 3000m SC (Semifinal, 5:40 p.m.), Men’s Discus (First Round, 1 p.m.), Men’s Triple Jump (First Round, 6 p.m.)
Saturday, May 27: Women’s 3000m SC (Semifinal, 5:40 p.m.), Women’s 100m (Quarterfinals, 6:35 p.m.), Women’s 5000m (Semifinals, 8:10 p.m.), Women’s High Jump (First Round, 2:30 p.m.)

 

Photos from Tuesday's practice in Jacksonville

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