Track Teams Improve at Georgia Tech
ATLANTA – Several athletes on the BYU men’s and women’s track and field teams improved their marks at the Georgia Tech Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
For the second time this season junior Nachelle Mackie ran one of the top times in the nation in the 800 meters. Mackie finished in 2:02.49, the second-fastest time run by a collegian this season. Mackie ran the fastest time by a collegian at the Mt. SAC Relays when she finished in 2:01.11.
Javelin thrower Amber F. Huntington was one of two Cougars to win an event on Georgia Tech. Huntington recorded a season-best throw of 47.31m (155-02) to take the win. Allyson Anderson finished second to Huntington with a throw of 45.73m (150-00).
Senior Christen Guenther was the other female BYU athlete to take home an event win. Guenther won the pole vault with a jump of 4.03m (13-2.50). Rachel Fisher also cleared the height but in more attempts to finish second.
Nicole Naatjes claimed third in the event by clearing 3.93m (12-10.75).
Both Cade Lindahl and Chris Carter also had strong performances on the track. Lindahl finished seventh in the 400m in 46.54 and Carter finished 11th in the 400m hurdles in 53.10. Neither athlete lost to any collegiate competitors.
The Cougar track teams will have a week off before competing at the NCAA West Regional beginning on May 24.
Complete results from the Georgia Tech Invitational are available at deltatiming.com.
The USTFCCCA recognized 27 BYU men's track and field athletes with All-Academic honors on July 13.