Track Start Georgia Tech Invitational With Six Wins

By | April 23, 2022

ATLANTA — Georgia’s track and field teams recorded six individual victories during the opening day of the Georgia Tech Invitational at the George C. Griffin Track on Friday.

Highlighted by another 57-foot performance by junior Ana da Silva in the shot put, the Bulldogs excelled on the track and in the field in a variety of events during the first of two days of action.

When Do The Dogs Start On Saturday: Junior Shelby Tyler (high jump) and senior Johannes Ermjunior Kyle Garland and freshman Grant Briscoe (pole vault) crank up the day two action at 12 pm

Where To Find The Meet: For live results, please visit: http://gado.gs/97z

The Lowdown: Da Silva posted the second-best meet of her career for runner-up honors in the shot put. Registering five of six throws measuring more than 56 feet, da Silva reached 17.52 meters/57 feet, 5 ¾ inches on every fifth attempt to take the competition’s lead. However, Vanderbilt’s Divine Oladipo answered the challenge in the sixth and final round with a toss of 17.53m/57-6.25 to win.

Also of note, redshirt sophomore Mia Anderson launched a career-best mark of 14.42m/47-3.75 on every second attempt for seventh.

junior Gavin Beverage improved on his second and third throws in the men’s shot put and then drilled a mark of 17.76m/58-3.25 on his fifth attempt. Beverage took second with his third top-three performance of the season.

As he trains for his next decathlon, Garland bumped from ninth to seventh in the UGA record books in the 110-meter hurdles with a 13.87 to grab top honors.

freshman Eddiyah Frye moved into a tie for No. 8 on the school’s all-time top-10 list in the 100m hurdles to win with a 13.38.

junior Alencar Pereira and graduate transfer Ty Kunzman each reached their longest distance in the hammer throw on their third attempts to take 1-2, respectively. Pereira sent this third try 67.53m/221-6, which marked his second 221-foot toss of the competition, while Kunzman hit 58.07m/190-6.

On the women’s side, redshirt sophomore Elsie Igberaese (59.09m/193-10) and da Silva (57.86m/189-10) led a 3-4-5-6 finish by the Lady Bulldogs as they took third and fourth, in that order.

senior Alejandro Collins fit a third toss of 63.12m/207-1 in the middle of his javelin series to win. During the women’s portion, graduate transfer Julia Harisay started her series with a toss of 43.74m/143-6 and that was enough to claim victory by eight inches.

In the 100m, senior Delano Dunkley edged the second-place finisher by .01 with a 10.44 while freshman Kenondra Davis ran her first race at the distance and finished with a team best 11.51 for second-place honors.

How To Keep Up With The Dogs: Results and recaps from the Bulldogs’ outdoor season will be found at georgiadogs.com. News and updates from Georgia’s track and field and cross country teams are always located on Twitter/Instagram at @UGATrack.

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