Sting Daily talks with junior Jonathan Gardner, the ACC's best triple jumper -- inside and out
Coach Nat Page and Georgia Tech are becoming an elite force in the triple jump
The Jacket men placed seventh and the women placed 10th
Tech scored points in the men's and women's long jumps Friday
Men's and Women's Track have high hopes for ACC Outdoor Championships
Indoor: Placed third in the long jump (18'3¾) at the Orange and White Classic ... Triple jumped 40'10½ and long jumped 19'7 to take second place in both events at the Rod McCravy Invite ... Took first in the long jump (19'3¼) at the Vulcan Invite ... Earned Tech one point in the long jump (eighth place, 19'1½) and three points in the triple jump (sixth place, 41'3¼) at the ACC Championships. Outdoor: Took first in both the long (20'2¼) and triple (42'9¾) jumps at the Georgia Intercollegiate Invite ... Scored five points at the ACC Championships in the triple jump, placing fourth (42'7½), and four points in the long jump (fifth place, 19'9) ... Won the long jump at the Penn Relays (20'5¾) ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the triple and long jumps ... Placed 10th in the long jump with a season-best jump (20'8) and finished 13th in the triple jump (42'6¼) at the NCAA Championships.
Indoor: Took fifth place in the triple jump at the Kentucky Track & Field Championships with a distance of 12.35 meters and sixth place in the long jump (5.74m) ... Finished in fourth place in the triple jump at the Kentucky Rod McCravy Invitational with a distance of 12.46 meters and fifth place in the long jump (5.93 m) ... At the Virginia Tech Elite Meet, launched herself 5.99 meters to earn third place in the long jump ... Took second place in the triple jump at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a distance of 12.56 meters ... Earned sixth place in the triple jump at the ACC Championships with a distance of 12.69 meters and eighth place in the long jump (5.97m). Outdoor: Earned first place in the long jump at the Georgia Intercollegiate Invitational with a distance of 5.89 meters ... Earned first place at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational in the triple jump with a distance 12.30 meters ... Took two first-place finished at the FSU Seminole Invitationalin the triple jump (12.62m) and the long jump (6.05m) ... Earned fourth place in the triple jump at the ACC Championships with a distance of 12.89 meters and sixth place in the long jump (5.96 meters) ... Earned 22nd place at the NCAA Championships in the triple jump (12.30 meters).
Earned four letters in track at Lassiter High School ... Led team to the 5A State Championship in 2010 with as the long jump and triple jump state champion ... Holds the Georgia state record in the triple jump ... Named to 2010 NSSF All-American Outdoor Track and Field team in the long jump ... Ranked seventh nationally in the triple jump.
Full name is Julienne Erin McKee ... Born on Dec. 6, 1991 in Arlington, Tecas ... Daughter of Bryant and Oneda McKee ... Sister Alexandria runs track for Howard University ... Chose Tech because of academic reputation, location and the track and field program ... Majors in business management.