@MemTigersTF_XC Men Take Three Titles at Georgia Tech
May 17, 2014
ATLANTA, Ga. -The University of Memphis men's track and field team wrapped-up the 2014 outdoor track and field regular season at the Georgia Tech Invitational, on Friday and Saturday. Three Tigers scored wins in their final push for berths in the NCAA East Preliminary.
Yannik Schaly placed first in the shot put with a throw of 18.10m (59'4.75"). Luke Vaughn scored a podium finish in second with a mark of 17.74m (58'2.5"). Vaughn then took first in the discus landing at 54.97m (180'4").
Thomas Poole took ninth in the javelin with a throw of 58.87m (193'2"). Teammate Marc Klaschka placed 13th with a mark of 57.46m (188'6"). In the hammer throw, Matt Sipe took 17th with a throw of 54.17m (177'9").
In jump events, Georgio Lynwood took sixth in the high jump clearing 2.05m (6'8.75"). Jaleen White took second in the long jump landing at 7.43m (24'4.5"). White also placed 16th in the triple jump at 14.51m (47'7.25").
On the track, LaForrest Church and Godfrey Fayne were the top-two finishers for Memphis in the 800m. Church placed 16th at 1:51.81, with Fayne taking 24th at 1:53.31. In the 1,500m, Austin Carter was the top Tiger placing 11th in a time of 3:53.36.
The meet closed out the 2014 outdoor track and field regular season. Tigers that qualify for the 2014 NCAA East Preliminary will be announced in the coming week. For more information on the University of Memphis track and field program and all Tigers athletics please visit GoTigersGo.com.