The Lady Bulldogs hope to continue their progress in the sprints this weekend.
March 29, 2013
March 29, 2013
Georgia's track and field teams make the short trip to Atlanta for the Yellow Jacket Invitational, which runs on Friday night and all day Saturday. This marks the third meet of the outdoor season for the Bulldogs with the Southeastern Conference Championships arriving in Columbia, Mo., on May 9-12. Georgia returns to Athens to compete at the Spec Towns National Team Invitational/Bulldog Decathlon & Heptathlon on April 11-13.
Below are five intriguing things related to the Bulldogs to keep an eye on this weekend . . .
- Smith Still Smoldering: Junior transfer Johnathan Smith opened his Bulldog career outdoors at the Georgia Relays in Athens by clocking the nation's fastest 100-meter dash time this year. Smith's 10.20 is the fourth-fastest time in Georgia history and the fastest for the program since 1994. Smith is slated to run the 100 and the 200 on Saturday.
- Speaking Of Speed: Freshman Briana Vaughn posted the country's third fastest time in the women's 100 at the same meet. Vaughn ran an 11.37, which ties for No. 4 on the all-time list, and is also scheduled to double in the 100 and 200 in Atlanta.
- Multi-Eventers Warming Up: Senior Lucie Ondraschkova, sophomore Garrett Scantling and freshman Maicel Uibo, who all finished in the top four at the NCAA Indoor Championships in either the pentathlon (Ondraschkova) or the heptathlon (Scantling, Uibo), will be tuning up for the outdoor postseason this weekend. Ondraschkova, who is attempting to advance to her fourth NCAA Outdoor Championships, will run the 200 and 100 hurdles and throw the javelin as she gets ready for the heptathlon. Scantling and Uibo will be completing in two of the decathlon's 10 events - the 110 hurdles and the javelin - at Georgia Tech's facility.
- Reaching New Heights: A pair of freshmen high jumpers will be attempting to best their top collegiate performances as well this weekend. Leontia Kallenou (Nicosia, Cyprus/Greece) is leading the SEC women with a mark of 5 feet, 10 ¾ inches and Maurice Freeman (Arnoldsville, Ga.) is tied for second in the conference after going a foot higher than Kallenou at the season opener.
- Friday Night Lights: Those that cannot wait until Saturday morning to see some Bulldog track and field action can stop by the George C. Griffin Track & Field Facility on Friday night. Senior Abbie Robinson and junior Shelby Robison will run in the women's 5000-meter run at 9 p.m. on Friday and senior Kyle James will compete in the men's 5000 after the completion of the women's race.