Former Georgia Track & Field Standouts Shine At Canadian Championships
July 9, 2012
CALGARY --- Four former Lady Bulldogs either won or earned runner-up finishes during the recent Canadian Track & Field Championships in Calgary, which is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada.
Sylvester captured the triple jump crown on her opening try. The Grenada native who currently lives in Canada soared 44 feet on her first attempt to cruise past second-place finisher Caroline Ehrhardt (42-5.50). Sylvester won the 2007 NCAA indoor high jump title and finished her Lady Bulldog career with four All-America certificates to go along with four SEC titles. She also remains the school record holder in the indoor triple jump (44-7.50).
Bayley saved her top mark of 21-2.75 for her sixth and final attempt in the long jump to slide by Christabel Nettey (21-1.50) for the win. Bayley had only reached 20-10.50 through five jumps before taking off for her winning mark. She was an All-American in both the long jump and 4x100-meter relay during her tenure in Athens and remains second on the Lady Bulldogs' all-time indoor list in the long jump (21-4.75) and fifth outdoors (21-1.25).
Woodward, who was a four-time SEC champion and four-time All-American for the Lady Bulldogs (2003, 2005-07), finished second in the javelin. Woodward worked up to a fifth throw of 181-7 to finish one spot behind Canadian record holder Elizabeth Gleadle (197-3, which topped Gleadle's previous national record mark). Woodward remains Georgia's school record holder in the event with a 2007 effort of 183-11.
Frizell recorded a top effort of 227 feet on her final throw in the hammer competition. Owning both the Canadian national record and Canadian Championships record, she steadily worked up to her top mark and topped the third-place finisher by 20 feet. Frizell, who is headed to her second Olympics with the 11th-best throw in the world this year, earned an All-America certificate for Georgia and won an SEC championship.