True freshman and 2012 Olympian Shaunae Miller makes her collegiate debut on Friday night.
Jan. 25, 2013
Georgia’s track and field teams start competition at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., on Friday and the meet continues through Saturday. Below are five intriguing things related to the Bulldogs to keep and eye on.
- Miller Making Debut. True freshman Shaunae Miller will be making her collegiate debut in the 60-meter dash prelims on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. The World Junior 400-meter dash champion and 2012 Olympian from the Bahamas was a big reason why the Lady Bulldogs’ recruiting class was ranked fourth nationally.
- Krueger Back In Action. The last two years have been a roller coaster for senior Kristie Krueger as she has dealt with a variety of injury setbacks. The 2010 NCAA indoor All-American (mile) captured an SEC cross country title and was an All-American during the 2010 cross country season as well. Krueger is back healthy and ready to end her career on a high note.
- MULTIple Events Cranking Up. Three heptathletes and one pentathlete will battle in their first multi-event competition in Fayetteville. Senior Lucie Ondraschkova, a three-time NCAA Outdoor Championships competitor, is returning to indoor action after suffering a season-ending injury in the 2012 opener. Sophomore Garrett Scantling joins a pair of true freshmen – Devon Williams, Maicel Uibo - in the first heptathlon of the season.
- Double Trouble In The Shot. The Bulldogs had two shot putters go over 59 feet in the opener last week and both are ranked in the top 16 nationally. Sophomore Nick Vena launched the seventh-longest throw in school history (61 ft., 4 ¼ in.) to win the Auburn Invitational in his first meet with the Bulldogs. Junior teammate Caleb Whitener reached 64 feet last outdoor season and was a 2012 outdoor All-American so this duo will be expected to make some noise nationally.
- Two-Sport Standout Returns. Sophomore Justin Scott-Wesley will start his second season with the Bulldogs when he starts in the 60-meter dash prelims on Friday at 6 p.m. ET. Scott-Wesley was a two-time high school state champion in the 100-meter dash, but he is also a scholarship receiver for Georgia’s football team. He finished the 2012 football season with six catches for 135 yards (22.5 avg.) and a touchdown.