Track & Field - Sat, Apr. 15, 2017
Georgetown College men's and women's track teams traveled to Danville this weekend for the Centre College Twilight Meet. The Tigers had several impressive performances and saw a lot of improvement in just their third meet. The men finished seventh with 44 points, while the women were eighth with 27 points.
Highlighting the meet was the men's 4x400 meter dash relay of Amir Ziyad, Erick Mills, Austin Keene and Grant Carr. The Tigers won the event with a time of three minutes 27 seconds and 31 one-hundredths of a second. The top spot tallied 10 points for the team.
Dustin Wheeler became the second best Tiger in the 1,500-meter run with his time of 4:07.25 to finish sixth in the race and score three points. It was a new personal record and moved him ahead of Todd McDaniel.
On the women's side Victoria Hafner continued to destroy her personal record in the 5,000-meter run. For the third meet she set a new individual record with a time of 20:51.34 – 23 seconds faster than the most recent meet. She has trimmed more than a minute off this season.
Sydney Jones stacked a lot of points for the women's team. She finished fifth in the 100-meter dash (12.67), seventh in the 200-meter dash (26.69), jumped five meters in the long jump for fourth and teamed up with Lucy Berlanga, Sutton Godar and Karina Egger in the 4x400 meter relay (4:20.35) which finished fourth. She scored 16 points for GC.
Lucy Berlanga also scored in multiple events with a seventh place finish in the 1,500-meter run (4:58.79) and fourth place in the 800-meter run (2:24.00).
Mikayla Talbott's throw of 11.15 meters in the shot put took fifth place and the final points for Georgetown women.
Ziyad scored more points for the men when he finished sixth in the 100-meter dash (11.13).
Graham Smith finished second in the javelin with a throw of 51.25 – just less than three meters from hitting the NAIA "B" qualifying standard. Cody Cooper also collected points in this competition with a fifth place toss of 42.25. Cooper also cleared 2.90 meters for fourth in the pole vault.
In the men's 400-meter dash, GC had two top eight finishers. Alec Higdon-Burgess finished fourth (50.89) and Austin Keene was eighth (51.92) for a total of six points from this event.
Christian Ryne also helped in the field events with his 37.98 meter toss in the discus.
Georgetown returns to action Saturday at the Mount St. Joseph meet which was moved to from its original Saturday, April 15 date in observance of Easter weekend.