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 records four career bests on day one
Indoor: Turned in a personal-best performance in the long jump at the Commodore Invitational with a leap of 6.64 meters … turned in a season-best mark of 15.11 in the triple jump at the ACC Indoor Championships … also recorded a leap in the triple jump (14.40) at the Orange and Purple Classic and Music City Challenge. Outdoor: Recorded a career-best leap of 15.23 meters in the triple jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships … also turned in a mark of 15.14 meters at the Florida Relays.
Indoor: Competed in the triple jump at five indoor meets … Finished fifth in the triple jump at the Conference Clash with a mark of 14.58m (47-10). Placed sixth in triple jump at Doc Hale VT Elite Meet with a mark of 14.24m (46-8.75)…Finished sixth at the Vanderbilt Invitational in the triple jump with a mark of 14.22m (46-8.00). Outdoor: Competed in the triple jump at four meets, as well as the long jump at the Alabama Relays and the 200m at the Tiger Track Classic … Finished seventh in the triple jump at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a personal-best leap of 14.70m (48-2.75) … Finished ninth in the triple jump at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a mark of 14.69 (48-2.5).
Indoor: Placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 14.24 meters (46-8.75) at the Orange & Purple Classic … Placed ninth at the ACC Championships with a season-best leap of 14.42 meters (47-3.75). Outdoor: Placed second in the triple jump (13.79m (45-3) at the Georgia Spec Towns Invite … Logged a PR in the triple jump (14.53m; 47-8) for 10th at the ACC Championships … Recorded a season-best long jump (6.46m; 21-2.5) at the Yellow Jacket Invite.
Lettered four years in track under head coach Jeremy Gantt, four seasons in basketball under head coach John Page and one season in cross country under head coach Toby Davis at Southeast Bulloch High School in Brooklet, Ga. ... Was named team MVP in track in 2014 ... AAA State Champion in the triple jump in 2014 ... Holds Southeast Bulloch High School's record in triple jump, long jump and high jump ... Member of the Honor Roll.
Full name is Preston Jerome Smith ... Son of Dwayne and Kathy Smith ... Born Dec. 14, 1995 in Statesboro, Ga. ... Brother to Jeramy ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the academics, the sports programs and the close proximity to his hometown ... Majoring in business administration.