Four First-Place Finishes Highlight Samford Invite
Julienne McKee took first in the long and triple jumps
Feb. 8, 2014
Julienne McKee took first in two events, winning the long jump with a distance of 5.93m (19-05.50) on her third attempt and the triple jump with a distance of 12.85m (42-02.00).
Broderick Snoddy finished first in the men's 60 meter "B" preliminaries with a time of 6.80. He improved his time in the finals, winning the race in a time of 6.72.
Tech also finished second in two events. Spencer Allen finished first in the men's 60-meter hurdles "B" preliminaries with a time of 8.18 and improved that time to 8.10 to take second in the finals.
Patrick Barron took second in the men's 3,000 meters in a time of 8:24.21. For the women, Allison Brackin finished 11th in the 3,000 meters (10:09.82) and freshman Melissa Fairey finished 14th (10:12.78).
In the men's mile, freshman Patrick Fleming finished first for Tech and fourth place overall (of 44 competitors) with a time of 4:15.77. Freshman Troy Hayden took seventh (4:17.92) and junior Justin Weaver took 11th (4:21.04).
The Jackets are back in action Feb. 14-15 when the team splits up to compete at the Cupid Classic in Birmingham, Ala. and the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.