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Going The Distance: Dawgs Show Out at Bob Pollock Invitational

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

To begin:

This weekend, a number of Georgia Bulldogs showed out at the Bob Pollock Invitational at Clemson University. While the track team has a loaded slate throughout the rest of the winter and into the spring, this was an opportunity for some of the best of the best to show off what they had. Luckily, they weren’t distracted by the lake.

Highlights from the weekend included a winning (and dominant) performance in the heptathlon by UGA sophomore, Johannes Erm. Posting the second highest score of his career, Erm put on a clinic in the event. He finished 56 points ahead of his nearest competitor and was the victor in 5 of the 7 events. Notably, Erm posted the top collegiate finish in the 60m hurdles (8.21 s) and won the 1000m (2:46.20).

Looking to the ladies competition, Georgia’s Aliyah Whisby was the top collegiate finisher and took the national lead in the pentathlon. Notably, the only competitor finishing above her was former Lady Bulldog, Kendell Williams. Impressively, UGA freshman Sterling Lester was nipping at the heels of the leaders throughout the competition.

Other results of note included a third place finish from Kayla Smith in the Pole Vault and a first place finish by Lester in the 800m (Pentathlon).

Full results of the meet can be found here.

The Dawgs will be back in action Feb. 1-2 at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Until then...