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Georgetown College women's track and field looked to build on a seventh-place team finish in the opening meet at Transylvania. Friday and Saturday the Tigers competed at the Lindsey Wilson Invitational. They finished fifth with 72 points.
Tayler Godar led the day with two victories, including setting a new record in the 5,000-meter run. The junior finished the 1,500-meter run in four minutes 55 seconds and 21 hundredths of a second for her second win of the season in this race. She later followed that up with an 18:20.35. The previous GC record was Britney Chesser's 18:28.09 set in 2009.
Miranda Mullins helped the Tigers stack points in the 1,500 and in the 800-meter runs. She was third in the 1,500 and took fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:36.02. Karina Egger finished eighth in that race in 2:42.44.
Georgetown College women's track and field got the season started this past weekend by traveling to Transylvania's Pioneer Invitational.
The women just had three competitors tally points, but it was enough for the Tigers to finish seventh out of 10.
Tayler Godar started her attempt to get back to a second straight track and field national meet by winning the 800-meter and 1,500-meter runs. The junior bested both fields by nearly four seconds, taking the 800 in two minutes, 21 seconds and nine one-hundredths of a second. She finished the 1,500-meter run in 4:57.96.
Tayler Godar had one specific goal for herself this season. The sophomore standout in track and field wanted to be the first Tiger to qualify for the NAIA National Track & Field meet since Britney Chesser and Luke Garnett did so in 2010.
Not all that shocking for the Georgetown College harrier, but she did so with a twist of surprise. The Cincinnati, Ohio native ran a 2:15.27 at the Toledo Invitational – a new school record and qualifying time in the 800-meter run – a race she did not even run or train for most of the season.
The meet begins May 22 in Gulf Shores, Ala. The trails are 2 pm Friday and the finals set for 4:50 pm Saturday.
Georgetown College women's track and field team took another stride forward this past weekend. The women finished fifth with 120 points, seven behind third place University or Rio Grande, in the Mid-South Conference Championships.
The Tigers finished seventh out of eight teams a year ago and just managed 73 points.
"We had a multitude of athletes scoring and were even able to pick up several scoring spots in a couple of events," said GC coach Todd McDaniel. "This was a good weekend and a good test against a lot of top competition. We have two meets left to work on qualifying standards and trying to make the national meet."
Georgetown College men's and women's track and field got back to competition Friday and Saturday against several Mid-South Conference foes after spending this past weekend challenging a large group of NCAA Division I and II opponents.
"We need tests like that and the meet at Bellarmine or Louisville always gives us those opportunities," said GC coach Todd McDaniel. "Our athletes know that every event is more about testing themselves and challenging themselves than where they place. If we keep improving, when placement counts we will be where we need to be."
Overall the women finished seventh, but only host University of the Cumberlands finished higher out of all the MSC schools. Georgetown scored 48.5, while the Patriots 54.5 put them in sixth. Lindsey Wilson College took 10th and Campbellsville University was 11th.
On the men's side, the Tigers finished 11th with 32 points, beating St. Catharine College, Lindsey Wilson and University of Pikeville. Cumberlands finished second on its own track and Campbellsville just edged GC for 10th with 34 points.
|Day 1 - Bellarmine University Meet|
|Day 2 - Bellarmine University Meet|
|University of the Cumberlands Meet|
|Day 1 - Lindsey Wilson College Invitational|
|Georgetown at||7th of 10|