The Flats – Georgia Tech’s observe & subject program closed out the primary day of a number of meets throughout the Midwest and South this weekend at Clemson, Iowa State and Vanderbilt. The Yellow Jackets had been led by junior Nicole Fegans who broke the indoor faculty document within the girls’s 3000m with a time of 9:16.88, shattering the earlier document of 9:22.89 set in 2002.
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Fegans had one other stellar meet as she broke an 18-year outdated document within the girls’s 3000m run with a time of 9:16.88. The earlier document was set in 2002 by Renee Metivier. She topped the earlier time by simply over six-seconds. This was the third time this indoor season that Fegans broke a faculty document having beforehand accomplished so twice within the mile.
It was evident via the 2000m mark that she was near breaking the document as she clocked in at 6:13.72. The hassle displayed over the last third of the race propelled her to the historical past books but once more as she accelerated over the last 1000m recording a time of simply 3:03.16. Over the last 300m she by no means clocked in underneath 17.53.
Fegans wouldn’t be the one Yellow Jacket runner to set a brand new PR in Ames on Friday night. Sophomore James Cragin’s time of 8:22.71 within the 3000m closing topped his earlier better of 8:24.14 set on the Vanderbilt Invitational earlier this indoor season in mid-January. Junior Braeden Collins joined Cragin in that occasion and posted a top-20 end (16th– 8:21.69) to guide the Jackets.
Junior Andrew Kent’s time of 8:09.38 earned him a sixth-place end within the males’s 3000m invite closing in opposition to a few of the nation’s prime distance runners. Within the males’s 5000m closing Matt McBrien’s time of 14:28.48 earned him a brand new private document.
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Junior vaulter Olivia Moore set a brand new private finest within the girls’s pole vault to cleared the path for the Jackets in Clemson. She was in a position to clear a top of 4.07m on her first try and prime her earlier better of 4.05m set on the Clemson Orange & Purple Elite meet earlier this indoor season. She would end third in that occasion.
Within the girls’s 60m hurdle preliminary spherical sophomore Taylor Grimes and freshman Anna Witherspoon each certified for the finals with occasions of 8.37 and eight.45, respectively. Grimes would go on to set a brand new private document in that occasion in the course of the finals recording a time of 8.26, incomes her an 11th-place end on the leaderboard within the semi-finals.
Grimes went on to additionally set a brand new PR within the lengthy soar leaping for a mark of 6.02m, good for 12th-place total. On freshman Onyinye Chukka’s first try within the girls’s lengthy soar she went on to document a mark of 5.23m, incomes her a brand new PR as properly.
Senior males’s sprinter Maurice Simpson set a brand new PR within the 60m sprint with a time of 6.77 within the semi-final spherical. Freshman Jameson Miller tied his earlier PR of 48.69 within the males’s 400m sprint.
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Senior Ellen Flood crossed the road at 17:03.64 within the girls’s 5000m run to set a brand new private finest, placing her properly over 25-seconds above her earlier PR of 17:28.68 set on the final 12 months’s ACC Indoor Championships. Sophomore Liz Rice additionally recorded a brand new PR within the 5000m as she ended with a time of 17:11.50, simply barely topping her earlier mark of 17:12.72 set throughout ACC Outside Championships final Might.
The Yellow Jackets will return tomorrow for the ultimate day of all three meets with athletes competing throughout a number of disciplines.
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