THE FLATS — The Georgia Tech track and field team will travel to Auburn to compete to the Tiger Track Classic on Friday and Saturday at the Hutsell-Rosen Track.
The Jackets will travel with a total of 56 student-athletes, 27 from the women’s team and 29 from the men’s team.
Last weekend, the Jackets had standout performances from the women’s shuttle hurdle, the women’s 4 x 800 relay, and from Avery Bartlett in the 800m.
While the team was split up between Gainesville, Florida for the Florida Relays and Raleigh, North Carolina for the Raliegh Relays these performances all came from the Florida Relays.
In the women’s 4 x 100 shuttle relay, led by Jeanine Williams, Taylor Grimes, Ebony Forbes, and Bria Matthews, the Jackets finished first with a time of 54.59.
It is the second year in a row the Jackets have come in first in the women’s 4 x 100 shuttle relay at the Florida Relays.
Also doing well was Annie Gallagher, Jordynn Tyndall, Amy Ruiz, and Haley Unthank who ran a time of 8:50.86 to finish in seventh in the women’s 4 x 800 relay at the Florida Relays.
On the men’s side, Bartlett finished in second in the 800m event with a personal-best time of 1:47.54. His time is currently the fastest in the country.
Action for the Tiger Track Classic will begin on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with the men’s hammer throw.