The Georgia mens track and field team used a complete team effort to claim the NCAA outdoor title on Friday. The championship is the mens’ first title in program history, and follows the women bringing home the indoor title back in March.
Junior thrower Denzel Comenentia got things going on the first day of competition with wins in both the shot put and hammer throw. Georgia led at the end of competition on day one, and in fact held the lead at the close of all three days.
While Comenentia’s wins got things started a series of string finishes from other Bulldogs salted the title away. Junior Keenon Laine and freshman Antonios Merlos placed third and fifth respectively in the high jump. Junior Kendal Williams got on the board by finishing third in the 200 meters.
It’s the first mens national title in any sport since 2008 for the school that a decade ago made a habit of contending for spring sports titles. Until later...