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Two Jackets Punch Tickets to NCAA Outdoor Championships

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech men’s track and field team had another exciting day as two Jackets earned their spots at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Jamir Gibson kicked off day three of competition in the men’s discus. He threw a qualifying mark of 55.14 meters (180-11) and finished 12th overall. Gibson is now the first men’s double qualifier since 2009 when Hall of Fame Inductee, Steve Marcelle, also qualified for the men’s shot put and discus.

In heat three of the men’s 3000m steeplechase, Zach Jaeger’s hard-fought finish granted him a spot at the national championships. With the fastest split in the final lap, Jaeger was able to place fourth in the heat and ninth overall with a time of 8:47.47.

John Watkins also competed for Tech in the men’s triple jump. Watkins recorded a mark of 15.35 meters (50-4.50) to finish in 20th place overall.

Tech continues competition tomorrow the women’s high jump at 2:30 p.m., women’s 3000m steeplechase at 5:40 p.m. and the women’s 5000m at 8:10 p.m.

 

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