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 finishes the second day of ACC Indoors
Georgia Tech track and field registered 10 career bests on Saturday
Georgia Tech track and field records four career bests on day one
Indoor: Recorded a career-best leap in the long jump (7.60m) at the ACC Indoor Championships … also turned in a long jump mark of 7.55 meters in the Music City Challenge … competed in one triple jump event where he posted a leap of 14.01 meters at the Commodore Invitational. Outdoor: Turned in a personal-best mark of 15.46 meters in the triple jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships … also leapt to a mark of 14.82 meters in the NCAA East Preliminaries … recorded a leap of 7.55 meters in the long jump at the Tom Jones Memorial … also turned in a mark of 7.42 meters in the long jump at the Tennessee Relays … recorded a time of 22.49 in the 200m dash at the Florida State Relays while also running the 5000 meters in 14:24.79 at the ACC Outdoor Championships.
Indoor: Finished third in the long jump at the Commodore Invitational with a personal-best leap of 7.35m (24-1.5) … Finished 13th in the long jump at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a leap of 6.96m (22-10) … Finished 15th in the long jump at the ACC Indoor Championships with a leap of 6.68m (21-11) … Finished 16th in the triple jump at the ACC Indoor Championships with a mark of 13.66m (44-9.75). Outdoor: Finished seventh in the triple jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a personal-best leap of 15.27m (50-1.25) … Finished 13th in the long jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 7.13m (23-4.75) … Had five combined top-10 finishes in jumping events during the outdoor season … Finished 33rd in the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary with a leap of 15.11m (49-7).
Indoor: Finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of 6.77 meters (22-2.5) at the Auburn Invite … Placed sixth with a personal-best leap of 6.89 meters (22-7.25) at the Samford University Invitational. Outdoor: Placed 10th with a season-best long jump of 6.93m (22-9) at the Georgia Tech Invite.
Lettered four seasons in track under Head Coach Jackie Robinson at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. ... Team was league champions four years in a row ... Named team MVP two consecutive years ... Member of honor roll and National Society of High School Scholars.
Full name is William Anthony Solomon ... Son of John and Joanne Solomon ... Born June 24, 1996 in Fontana, Calif. ... Brother to Rachel, Jonathan and Michael ... Dad John ran track and field at the University of Houston from 1976-1977 ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the education, the coaching staff and the competitive team ... Majoring in chemistry.