And we’re off...
Over the weekend, your Track and Field Dawgs competed in Gainesville, Florida (the post-Saturday night binge drinking blackout piss stain of the South) and Raleigh, North Carolina at the Florida and Raleigh Relays. In both instances, the Dawgs showed out and put up some impressive performances.
First, the results from America’s wang:
In javelin, Marie-Therese Obst (So.) finished in second with a throw of 176 feet, 3 1⁄2 inches, putting her in the Top 5 all time for UGA. Denzel Comenentia (Sr.) finished second as well in the hammer throw (for which he is the defending national champion). Kayla Smith (Jr.) finished third in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet 5 1⁄4 inches.
On the track, Lynna Irby (So.) finished 11th with a personal best 11.40 seconds in the 100m (putting her in UGA’s all-time Top 10). Junior Amber Tanner also posted a Top 10 UGA time in the 400m (53.59), finishing 14th overall. Michael Nicholls (Sr.) finished 7th out of 52, posting a 13.92 second time in the 110m hurdles.
Now onto Raleigh:
Jessica Drop (Jr.) was the top collegiate finisher in the 5000m (posting the top NCAA time). Grace Tavani took 24th in the 10,000m with a 34:56.08 time that put her into the Top 10 all-time at UGA.
From the look of things, the Dawgs are progressing. They continue to post well in the field events, while still having some work to do on the track.
Until next time...