Sophomore Charlie Sparks captured the steeplechase title over the weekend at the War Eagle Invitational.
April 22, 2012
AUBURN, Ala. --- While a majority of Georgia's track and field team members rested over the weekend, a select crew traveled to Auburn, Ala., for the War Eagle Invitational on Saturday.
Fellow sophomore Charlie Sparks tallied his third collegiate victory in the steeplechase with a time of 9:28.94. Behind Sparks was senior Nick Long, who took second with a mark of 9:38.89. Also of note, freshman Brendan Hoban ran his first steeplechase at Georgia and took fourth (9:42.70).
In the men's 1500, junior Danny Neff was the second collegiate finisher (third overall) with a time of 3:57.54.
Freshman Justin Scott-Wesley, who was making his debut for the Bulldogs after focusing on spring football, finished 15th in the 100 prelims after clocking a time of 10.79.
Georgia returns to action at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 26-28. A group of Bulldog throwers will also make the trip to San Diego for the Triton Invitational over the weekend.