Senior Nicole DiMercurio
April 20, 2013
WALNUT, Calif. --- Georgia sophomore Carly Hamilton led the Bulldog distance corps during events late Friday night in Walnut, Calif.
Hamilton and the other two Bulldogs who competed all finished with personsal bests on Friday. Georgia is now 9-for-9 in career-best times at this year's Mt. SAC.
"This was another strong day at Mt. SAC with three more lifetime bests," said Bulldog distance coach Patrick Cunniff. "Like the first day, all three athletes competed very hard and were rewarded."
Hamilton had the top collegiate finish (second overall) in the 1500-meter run with a personal-best time. The Springboro, Ohio, native clocked a 4:17.21, which is the third-best time in school history and fastest for the Lady Bulldogs in the last six years. Hamilton’s mark is No. 5 on the national performance list and leads the SEC.
"Carly battled all the way to the line and came up with a great race," Cunniff said. "It is a race that will really help her prepare her for the championship season."
Senior Nicole DiMercurio left the track with the eighth-best time in school history in the 5000. DiMercurio finished 14th overall with a time of 16:44.56, which is the top time for the Georgia women since Kristie Krueger set the school record (16:00.66) at the 2012 Mt. SAC Relays.
Also of note, freshman Zack Sims was in the top-10 finishers in the 5000 after crossing the finish line in 14:28.64.
"Zack and Nicole both got in quick races and took it right to the redline to make the most of it," said Cunniff. "I liked how hard they both closed their last laps while hurting from the pace."
Events at the Mt. SAC Relays and the War Eagle Invitational
Results and recaps from the Bulldogs’ two meets will also be found at georgiadogs.com.