Georgia Women Back in Trackwire 25

May 21, 2003

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia women's track and field team returned to the Trackwire 25, tying for 17th in the latest national rankings, released Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs last appeared in the Trackwire 25 rankings on April 15, tied for 23rd. The Georgia men ranked 12th in the latest Trackwire 25. The Trackwire 25 projects the scoring for the NCAA meet based on scoring the Dandy Dozen, a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squads in each NCAA event.

Several UGA men and women are ranked in the latest Dandy Dozen. For the Lady Bulldogs, junior Hyleas Fountain ranked second in the heptathlon and seventh in the long jump, senior Fanni Juhasz ranked sixth in the pole vault, and freshman Krista Woodward ranked seventh in the javelin throw. For the men, senior Panagiotis Mavraganis and junior Lucais MacKay ranked second and third, respectively, in the hammer throw. Sophomore Trevor Snyder ranked third in the javelin throw.

Arkansas topped the men's rankings and LSU topped the women's rankings. The SEC placed seven teams in the men's rankings. In addition to Georgia and Arkansas, Tennessee ranked second, Auburn third, Mississippi State fifth, South Carolina sixth, and LSU ranked seventh. The SEC placed seven teams in the women's rankings as well. In addition to Georgia and LSU, South Carolina tied for third, Florida ranked seventh, Auburn 13th, Arkansas 20th, and Tennessee tied for 23rd.

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