@GT_trackNfield Completes Day 1 in Boston
Men's DMR quartet finishes fifth, women's quartet finishes 12th
BOSTON – The Georgia Tech track & field team had quartets participating in the men’s and women’s DMR races Thursday night at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships inside the Reggie Lewis Center. The men’s quartet of Avery Bartlett, A.Z. Reese, Andres Littig and Jeremy Greenwald was able to finish fifth with a time of 9:41.68, while Haley Anderson, Lindsey Wheeler, Samantha Kiblinger and Amy Ruiz finished 12th in the women’s DMR with a time of 11:45.55.
After Day 1 of the ACC Championships, the men are in ninth place with four points, while the women have not yet recorded points.
“I'm very proud of the fifth-place finish in the DMR tonight,” head men’s coach Grover Hinsdale said. “They went up against some of the best DMR teams in the country and fought their guts out. If we get that kind of effort from the rest of the team members on both Friday and Saturday we will have a great championship meet.”
The same men’s DMR quartet set the school record last week with a time of 9:34.38 at the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
The women’s quartet recorded a season best in the event, surpassing the previous mark of 11.51.40 set by Anderson, Wheeler, Kiblinger and Melissa Fairey.
Friday’s action will begin for the Jackets at 1 p.m. ET with the women’s long jump. Live results for the meet can be followed at http://theacc.co/ITFliveresults. Friday’s events can be watched on ESPN3.
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