CLEMSON, S.C. – Georgia Tech indoor track and field started off the ACC Indoor Championships on the right foot as it began with the men’s and women’s DMR and the women’s pentathlon on Thursday night at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex.
Through just one event for the men and two events for the women, the Yellow Jacket men are ranked fifth with four points while the women are 12th with one point.
“We're really pleased by the effort we brought to the first day,” head women’s coach Alan Drosky said. “Nicey [Bauman] took on the challenge of the pentathlon this year, competed her heart out in bettering her previous best by over two hundred points. We couldn't be more proud of her effort today. The DMR bettered their seasonal best by eight seconds in recording the third-fastest time in school history. Every leg stepped up and fought hard. Now, we'll get some rest and get back after it tomorrow.”
“The guys did a great job in the DMR tonight,” head men’s coach Grover Hinsdale said. “We had a near mishap between the 400m and 800m legs but they got through it and kept fighting. We’re very proud of their effort and fifth-place finish.”
Competition continues on Friday, beginning with the men’s high jump at 10:30 a.m., followed by distance and the full range of events getting underway at 1 p.m.
Friday and Saturday’s events will air live on ACC Network Extra and is available to watch on WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app. Friday’s live coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m., while Saturday’s broadcast will begin at noon.
The Yellow Jackets took eighth in the DMR, courtesy of Amy Ruiz, Angelica Henderson, Haley Anderson and Nicole Fegans. Finishing with a season-best time of 11:27.20 – good for the third-fastest time in school history.
Senior Marinice Bauman represented Georgia Tech in the pentathlon and finished 10th overall with a career-best 3,563 points – obliterating her previous personal record by 232 points. Competing in the 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800 meters, Bauman took third in the hurdles (8.70), ninth in the long jump (5.42) and seventh in the 800 (2:21.97 – a personal record).
Georgia Tech’s men’s team took fifth place in the DMR, ran by Frank Pittman, Ty Brooks, Andres Littig and Avery Bartlett. The Jackets’ season-best time of 9:44.52 was only two second off fourth-place Virginia.