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Georgetown College women's track and field is proving to be a force of which to take notice. This past weekend at University of the Cumberlands invitational, the Tigers finished second among conference teams at the meet. Overall they finished fifth with 63 points, host UC was the lone school to score better with 69 points in fourth.
Lindsey Wilson College finished sixth with 62 points. St. Catharine College was the lone other Mid-South Conference in the 14-team field. It finished eighth with 24 points.
"It was a good day for us and teams are starting to notice," said GC coach Todd McDaniel. "We had solid finishes across the board. I wish we could have seen some of the other conference schools as well, but it was a great confidence meet for our women."
Freshman Tayler Godar won the 1,500 in four minutes, 59 seconds and 57 hundredths of a second. The 4x800 meter relay team of Marissa Hale, Mary Jefferson, Kristen Just and Godar were first in 10:29.02.
Overall the women had six events of finishing in the top three.
Danielle Buford had several strong races in the dash events as well as her relay.
The men finished eighth out of 12 teams, but only behind UC and LWC out of MSC teams. Their 28 points beat out University of Pikeville and SCC.
The conference meet is April 26-27 back in Williamsburg.
"That was another good reason to have us compete down there this weekend," McDaniel said. "Hopefully when we are there for the two-day conference meet we will be a bit more comfortable with the track and field areas."