May 21, 2001
ATLANTA — The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams battled wet and cool conditions on Saturday on the final day of competition at the Georgia Tech Invitational. The rains forced a one-hour rain and lightning delay in the middle of the day and later resulted in the cancellation of the men’s pole vault competition. The three-day meet was held at George C. Griffin Track on the Tech campus.
In the women’s competition on Saturday, the top performance came from junior Angela Levens in the hammer throw, as she placed 12th in the event, but set a new school record with her distance of 156-7. The throw marked the second time this year she has set the record on the Jackets’ home track. Later in the day, also in the field competition, Jamie Ostrov placed seventh in the high jump with her height of 5-3.75.
Alisha McClinton and Tosan Osaigbovo had the top running performances for Tech as both reached the finals of the 100-meter hurdles and placed fifth and seventh respectively in the event. McClinton finished with a time of 13.67, while Osaigbovo came in at 14.20 seconds. McClinton’s time was a Tech season best in 2001. Also turning in a season-best time was Nicole Campbell in the 800 meters, as she finished 13th with a time of 2:08.60.
On the men’s side of things, the top performance also came in the hammer throw, as Sean Harrington was eighth in the hammer throw with a distance of 165-10, also setting a new school record. Michael Massey tied for third in the high jump with his height of 6-9.00, and Keith Schuler, who finished ninth with a jump of 6-7 joined him in the top 10. In another field event, Scott Reida placed eighth in the discus with his toss of 147-8.
In the 400-meter hurdle event, Aaron Sink placed 11th with a time of 52.66 seconds. A number of Yellow Jackets will learn this week if they have NCAA Provisional marks that will qualify them for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., on May 30-June 2.