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Georgetown College men's and women's track and field teams finished up the Mid-South Conference Championships with a bang. The women stacked a lot of points, garnering 48 on the final day to finish in fifth, while the men took sixth.
Every athlete either scored a point, hit a personal record or had a season best in the three-day meet at Williamsburg, Ky.
Saturday saw seven female individuals finish in the top eight of their respective events and all three relay teams finishing fifth or higher.
Georgetown College men's and women's track and field continues to pile up victories and outstanding results at the Mid-South Conference Championships in Williamsburg, Ky.
The Tigers day two was highlighted by a pair of wins – Cody Cooper in the decathlon and Haley Oliver in the pole vault.
Oliver cleared 2.9-meters for the 10 points for the women's side, while Cooper posted a new school record, 5,110 points, in besting the competition in 10 events.
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.
Georgetown College outdoor track and field season is to start – first meet March 24-25 in Lexington, Ky. However, this has not slowed down the Tigers' coach Luke Garnett from working to sign his first commit on the men's team for 2017-18.
Wesley Qualls picked Georgetown over Lindsey Wilson College, Thomas More College, Transylvania University, Wittenburg University and Tennessee Wesleyan College. Along with track and field, he will run cross country.
"Wesley is a solid get for our program," said Garnett. "We are very excited to have him deciding to continue his educational and athletic endeavors at Georgetown.
"He's a great competitor and I know he will push our current guys to reach new heights in our chase for a Mid-South Conference title."
Over the past four years, Georgetown College has watched the blossoming of one of its brightest stars on the cross country and track and field teams. Tayler Godar earned six Mid-South Conference all-conference honors – four straight in cross country and two in track and field. She went to six straight NAIA championships – three in cross country and three in track and field.
Then her biggest moment came this past spring when the Ohio native became the first modern era Georgetown College track athlete to achieve All-American status. Track and field is one of the rare sports where the athlete must finish in the top eight at the national meet in order to receive All-American status.
"It's really exciting for her and for our program as a whole," said GC coach Lucas Garnett. "I'm very proud of what Tayler was able to accomplish in her final year at Georgetown. Then I analyze just her final races as a Tiger and I'm blown away."