Relay Team Defends Title, Breaks School Record
Greenwald, Roberts, Fanelty and Lasater break 20-year-old school record
April 5, 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jeremy Greenwald, Shawn Roberts, Zack Fanelty and Brandon Lasater of the Georgia Tech track and field team won the 4x800-meter relay at the Florida Relays for the second-straight year and broke the 20-year-old Georgia Tech school record in the event Saturday at Percy Beard Track.
The quartet recorded a time of 7:16.89, which tops the previous school record set in1994 at 7:18.94. Last season, Georgia Tech edged Florida in the men’s 4x800-meter relay with a time of 7:22.37 to win the event and the Jackets did it again, edging the Gators by one second to claim the victory.
In the field events, Jonathan Gardner placed third of 30 in the triple jump with a distance of 15.73m (51-07.25). On the women’s side, Julienne McKee took 15th of 30 with a leap of12.37m (40-07.00).
The Yellow Jackets competed in the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala. Saturday with much success.
Freshman Grant Hicks placed fifth in the 1,500 meters in a time of 4:01.80. Also in the mid-distance category, Samantha Kiblinger placed 12th in the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:16.01.
In the hurdle events, Ama Larbi placed 10th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.58.