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The elements did not make for a pretty day, but the heart of the Georgetown College track and field athletes did. At the Lindsey Wilson Invitational in Columbia, Ky. the men and women finished second. The Tiger women finished with 91 points, second to Campbellsville University's 119. Rounding out the top five schools in the 12 team field was LWC (80), Berea (71) and Spring Arbor (66). Ironically the last two in that list beat GC in weekend one at the Berea Invitational.
On the men's side, Georgetown was nipping at the heels of host Lindsey Wilson. The Tigers scored 98 points to the Blue Raiders 104. Rounding out the top five in the 10 team field was Campbellsville (91), Berea (80) and Bethel (61).
GC's women placed scorers in 10 of the 14 events, while the men had 10 in 15 events. In six of those, the Tigers had one or more athletes pick up points.
Tayler Godar won the 1,500 and 5,000 run, tallying 20 points on the day. Bea Cameron also tallied a win in the long jump for 10 points.
Miranda Mullins finished second in the 1,500 run, giving Georgetown 18 points in that event. Distance events were good for GC as Mary Jefferson, third, and Kristen Just, seventh, also scored for the team in the 5,000 run. The three scorers tied the 1,500 point total with 18.
Shelby England also scored in the long jump, finishing sixth for three points – another 13 total for the Orange & Black.
Marissa Hale took second in the 3,000 steeplechase for eight points. Taylor Smith was fifth in the 5,000 walk, tallying four points.
Elena Bertuccio and Keyvin Parker finished fifth and seventh respectively in the 100 meter dash for seven more GC points.
In the 800 meter run, Miranda Mullins and Kelsey Gregory were fifth and seventh respectively for six points. Bertuccio and Parker were also fifth and seventh in the 200 meter dash for six points, rounding out the final event with multiple scorers.
Hale, Rachael Wilson, Mullins and Kelsey Gregory were third in the 4x400 meter relay for six points. England put up five points in the high jump, finishing fourth by clearing 1.47 meters.
The 100 dash for the men was one of the big scoring events. Brandon Turman won for 10 points. Kody Kasey was sixth for three points and Cody Crawley was seventh for two points.
In the 800 meter run it was Joe Durbin finishing second, eight points, and Kyle Wiedemer third for six points.
In field events, Filipp Burnashov, third, and Wiedemer, fifth, tallied 10 points in the high jump. Then Crawley, Mark Scout and Austin Fields were first, third and fourth respectively for 21 total points.
Jacob Hanser was fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase for five points. James Lacy was seventh in the 400 meter dash with two points. Turman was second in the 200 meter dash for eight points.
Denzel Cain, DaVon Pitts, Micah Crawford and Austin Crawley teamed up for fourth in the 4x400 meter relay for six points.
Fields was third in the triple jump for six points and newcomer to track and field Matthew Nash finished second with a throw of 42.7 meters in javelin for eight points.