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Track & Field Ready for Carolina Challenge

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech track & field is set for the Carolina Challenge in Columbia, S.C. on Friday and Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets are coming off the Vanderbilt Commodore Challenge where Nicole Fegans broke another school record, this one in the men’s 1000m (2:48.51). Fegans now owns eight school records across indoor and outdoor track and field.

Riley Perlakowski, who also ran the women’s 1000m, also recorded a time (2:50.08) that was better than the previously held record (2:50.34). Perlakowski took home the top spot in the 800m (2:12.81) as well.

The 1000m proved to be a winning event for Tech as Alex Thomas and Zack Truitt came in first and second in the men’s 1000m with times of 2:24.95 and 2:26.67, respectively

The Commodore Challenge saw many top performances from Georgia Tech athletes. Taylor Grimes showed her prowess in the women’s long jump and 60 hurdles. Grimes matched her season best in the long jump of 5.89m (19’4″) and recorded a time of 8.42 in the 60 hurdles.

Jumpers Shanty Papakosta and Cameron O’Neal posted top marks in their events. Papakosta recorded a season-high of 1.80m (5’10”.75″) and O’Neal posted a leap of 7.33m (24’0.75″).

The one mile run was another show of dominance for the White and Gold. Four of the top six women’s milers and three of the top four men’s milers were from Tech.

Olivia Moore continued to show why she is one of the top pole vaulters, taking first with a mark of 4.10m (13’3.25″).

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