Senior Leslie Boozer
March 22, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. --- The Bulldog track and field teams competed during the opening day of the John Mitchell Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday as the participating teams prepared for a rainy day two on Saturday.
Junior Elizabeth Tepe starts the action for UGA on Saturday in the women's hammer throw at noon ET. The women's 4x100-meter relay is the first event on the track during day two starting at 7 p.m.
There is a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms in the Tuscaloosa area on Saturday as a majority of Georgia's team members prepare to compete.
On Friday, senior Saniel Atkinson-Grier matched her opening meet performance of 5 feet, 8 ¾ inches to be the top collegiate finisher in the high jump. Former Lady Bulldog All-American and two-time Olympian Levern Spencer (6-0.75) was the only competitor to top Atkinson-Grier, who cleared her first height on her second try after passing the first three heights.
The Bulldog men went 6-7-8 in the 1500 with freshman Zane Coburn (3:53.87) leading the way. Sophomore Charles Grethen bettered his time from a week ago to 3:54.20 while freshman Zack Sims finished in 3:54.47.
Also of note, sophomore Marrion Kalafut ran the fastest time of her career (18:01.76) to take 11th in the 5000.
Live results and recaps from the Alabama Relays will be found at georgiadogs.com.