Ladies and gentlemen, it’s track and field time. How about a little musical accompaniment? I’m just telling you, you really need to stick with this video until the end. It gets buckwild. You can thank me later.
This weekend the Dawgs of UGA Track and Field headed out to Lincoln to take part in the Husker Invitational. A number of strong individual performances were brights spots in a meet after which Coach Petros Kyprianou commented that his team “came out a little flat.” As the Dawgs get ready to transition to the outdoor season, there is still much to improve. Kyprianou added, “Next week is a preview for SEC and NCAA meets so I am excited to see what we will do.” (h/t GeorgiaDogs.com)
But, for now, let’s take a look at a few of those bright spots.
Beginning on the men’s side, Denzel Comentia continued to hold things down, winning the shot put and the weight throw. In the former, final throw was a full meter farther than the runner-up. Darius Carbin had his season best jump (at 7-3.25) to finish 2nd in the high jump and Michael Nichols was the runner-up in the 60m hurdles. But where the Dawgs really shined was in the women’s events, so let’s take a look there.
Beginning with the events won by the ladies: Lynna Irby took first in the 200m and Amber Tanner did the same in the 800m. Then, in the 5000m, teammates Yanely Gomez and Ansley Heavern finished first and second, respectively. In the hurdles, Imani Carothers continued her consistent performance by taking first there.
Other performances of note included Kayla Smith (2nd) and Carson Dingler (5th) in the pole vault, Micaih Ransby (2nd) in the 400m, Aliyah Whisby (4th) in the 60m hurdles, Sterling Lester (4th) in Pentathlon, and (promisingly) a third place finish from freshman Anna Marian Block that was just a half second off the pace of the leader.
Full results of the meet can be found here.
The Dawgs return to action this weekend at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Until then...