Georgia Tech held spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday at McCamish Pavilion
Georgia Tech track and field Christian Bowles finished first in the 3000m
Georgia Tech track and field records four career bests on day one
Honors & Awards:
2015 Indoor All-ACC Second Team
2016 Indoor All-ACC Academic honors
Indoor: Finished second in the long jump at the BSC Indoor Icebreaker … Posted a career best in the long jump at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a mark of 6.01m and a sixth-place finish … Took ninth in the long jump at the ACC Championships. Outdoor: Placed fifth in the long jump at the Florida State Relays … Jumped to a season-best mark in the long jump at the Florida Relays of 5.84 … Competed in the long jump and the triple jump at the ACC Championships.
Indoor: Earned All-ACC Academic honors for the indoor season … Finished seventh in the triple jump at the ACC Indoor Championships with a leap of 12.18m (39-11.5), narrowly missing All-ACC honors … Finished 14th in the long jump at the ACC Indoor Championships with a leap of 5.59m (18-4.25). Outdoor: Finished tenth in the long jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a leap of 5.89m (19-4) … Finished 16th in the triple jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a leap of 11.87m (38-11.5).
Indoor: Placed in the top-10 three times in the long jump including fourth at the Orange & Purple Classic (5.82m; 19-1.25), sixth at the Auburn Invitational (5.68m; 18-7.75), and second at the Samford University Invitational (5.82m; 19-1.25) … Also placed top-five three times in the triple jump including second at the Orange & Purple Classic (12.31m; 40-4.75), second at the Auburn Invitational (12.09m; 39-8), and third at the Samford University Invitational (12.28m; 40-3.5) … Named Second Team All-ACC after a sixth-place finish in the triple jump with a career-best leap of 12.41 meters (40-8.75), also placed seventh in the long jump with a career-best leap of 5.90 meters (19-4.25). Outdoor: Recorded seven top-10 finishes, including a third-place showing in the triple jump at the Georgia Tech Invite … Ran career-best 100m in 12.34 at the Tiger Track Classic … Placed sixth in the long jump with a season-best distance of 5.84m (19-2).
Indoor: Placed third in the triple jump with a distance of 11.87m (38-11.5) at the Orange and Purple Classic ... Logged her best long jump of the indoor season with a distance of 5.53m (18-1.75) at the ACC Championships. Outdoor: Increased her long and triple jump distances to 5.75m (10-10.50) and 12.23m (40-1.50) ... Placed fourth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump at the Tiger Classic.
Two year captain at South Paulding High School ... Region champion in the triple jump in 2012 and 2013 ... County champion in 2011, 2012 and 2013 ... Finished 13th at the 2012 USATF competition ... Holds the school records in the 200 meter dash, triple jump, 4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay and the sprint medley relay ... Member of the National Honor Society, FCCLA and DECA.
Full name is Carissa Nachae Tipler ... Born Nov. 22, 1994 in Marietta, Ga. ... Daughter of Richard and Jeanine Blair ... Has four siblings, Madison, Adrienne, Mckenzie and Kennedy ... Majoring in business administration.