87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
Georgia Tech track and field posted seven wins and nine career bests
Georgia Tech track and field grabs three top-three finishes
Indoor: A stalwart member of the hurdles team, competed in 12 heats … recorded a season-best time in the finals of the Music City Challenge (8.10) … also raced out to a 8.15 mark in the prelims of the ACC Indoor Championships. Outdoor: Recorded a career-best time of 14.18 in the 110m hurdles at the Tom Jones Memorial … also ran a time of 14.28 in the 110m hurdles at the Florida Relays … turned in a time of 22.45 in the 200m dash at the Florida State Relays.
Indoor: Finished 12th in the 60m hurdles at the ACC Indoor Championships with a personal-best time of 8.24 … Finished 22nd in the 200m at the ACC Indoor Championships with a time of 22.69 … Finished ninth in the 60m hurdles at the Music City Challenge with a time of 8.29. Outdoor: Finished seventh in the 110m hurdles at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a personal-best time of 14.42, narrowly missing All-ACC honors … finished 20th in the 400m hurdles at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 56.32 … Finished fourth in the 110m hurdles at the Georgia Invitational with a time of 14.67 … Finished 30th in the 200m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a personal-best time of 22.27 … Finished 24th in the 400m hurdles at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a personal-best time of 56.10.
Indoor: Placed seventh in the 60m hurdles with a career-best time of 8.46 at the Samford Invite … Posted a career-best time of 22.77 in the 200 meters at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational. Outdoor: Helped the 4x100-meter relay team place second (41.75) at the Georgia Spec Towns Meet … Logged a season-best time in the 110m hurdles (14.94) at the ACC Championships.
Lettered four seasons in track and field under head coaches Rico Campbell and Jake Collins at Statesboro High School in Statesboro, Ga. ... Was a team captain for one season ... Part of team that won the GHSA AAAA Region 3 championship in 2012 and 2014 ... Broke school records in the 110m and 300m hurdles at state track meet in 2014 ... Member of honor roll, National Honor Society and Beta Club.
Full name is Andréas Nehemiah Jaunté Ward ... Son of Gregory Burns and Angelina Ward ... Born Oct. 27, 1995 in Statesboro, Ga. ... Chose Georgia Tech because it is one of the top engineering schools in the nation, the exceptionally great track and field program and the high return on investment ratings ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.