Marrion Kalafut was all smiles after clocking a personal best in the 10,000m.
April 24, 2014
DES MOINES, Iowa --- A Bulldog relay team and one Lady Bulldog distance runner were the first Georgia team members to compete during the opening action of the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday.
Freshman Brian Sullivan, junior Brandon Lord, sophomore Zack Sims and sophomore Wade Voyles combined to clock a time of 16:45.30 for seventh place in the 4x1600-meter relay on Thursday. Lord led the way with a 4:07.8 mile while Sims ran a 4:08.5, Sullivan registered a 4:09.5 and Voyles finished the race with a 4:20.
The Lady Bulldogs' only competitor on day one was junior Marrion Kalafut in the 10,000. Kalafut, who had a previous personal best of 36:59.83 at last year's Southeastern Conference Championships, finished 15th with a career-best time of 36:18.67.
Former Lady Bulldog Gudrun Arnardottir was also one of two athletes inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame on Thursday night. Arnardottir, a native of Iceland, was a five-time All-American and a six-time SEC champion in the hurdles and sprints. A two-time Olympian, Arnardottir was seventh in the 400 hurdles at the 2000 Olympics.
Arnardottir joined three other former Georgia standouts in the Relays Hall of Fame. Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Gwen Torrence and Mel Lattany have also all been inducted thanks to their success at Drake.
Results and recaps from the Drake Relays will be located at georgiadogs.com. Updates about all Bulldog track and field news can be found on Twitter at @UGA_XCTF.