Freshman Allison Updike had the second-best performance of her career at the Triton Invitational.
April 29, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. --- Georgia's throwers finished up the third of three days in San Diego as they posted a series of season- and personal-best marks at the Triton Invitational in San Diego, Calif., late Saturday.
Caleb Whitener continued his run of career-best meets in the shot put, this time on the UC-San Diego campus. Whitener stepped into the circle and launched a throw of 62 feet, 9 ½ inches to be the second collegiate finisher and fifth overall. This improves his No. 4 mark in the Bulldog record books and moves him to No. 13 on the national performance list.
Junior Petr Novotny took third in another shot put competition reaching a distance of 54-0.50.
Posting a season-best performance of his own, sophomore Justin Welch reached 212-2 in the hammer throw to grab the top collegiate finish (second overall). Welch took over the No. 11 spot on the national list with his effort.
Sophomore Burke McCarty moved into a tie for ninth place in the Bulldog record books with his performance in the discus. McCarty let go of a personal-best effort of 183-7 for seventh place.
A pair of Bulldogs also approached season-best marks in the discus to finish behind McCarty. Novotny took 18th with a throw of 170-9 while freshman Ray Drew was 20th (166-11).
In the women's javelin, freshman Allison Updike had the second-best mark of her young career to take fourth. Updike unleashed a throw of 159-9 as she prepares to enter into the SEC Championships with the league's longest mark.
Sophomore Braydon Anderson wrapped up the men's javelin with a seventh-place finish (209-7). Two-time defending SEC champion Brian Moore sat out the meet as he continues preparations for the conference meet.
Georgia will return to action at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Baton Rouge, La., on May 10-13.