(A.I. Assisted) – Over forty colleges from NAIA to NCAA D1 competed at Georgia Tech’s George C. Griffin Track in Midtown Atlanta over the weekend.¬†Among the standout achievements were notable personal bests, top-10 finishes, and program records broken by competitors from the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Mississippi College, Jacksonville State, Towson, and Lee University.

Kimberly Harris led Georgia’s charge with a remarkable performance in the 400m, clocking her fastest outdoor time of 52.12 seconds. Hossam Hatib mirrored her success in the men’s 400m, securing victory at 45.89 seconds. Autumn Wilson and Jehlani Gordon continued the winning streak, clinching first in the women’s and men’s 200m, respectively. Dominique Mustin triumphed in the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 56.99 seconds, while Charlotte Augenstein secured victory in the 800m.

At UNC Tar Heels, Craig Saddler impressed in the men’s 400m hurdles, setting a personal record and ranking fourth all-time in school history. Matthew Harris and Blaise Atkinson followed closely behind in the men’s 400m, securing third and fourth places. The women’s 4×400 team delivered a strong performance, clinching second place. Martina Martins achieved a personal record in the women’s 400m, finishing sixth overall.

Jackson State showcased impressive performances, with ten athletes finishing in the top 10 of their events. Ronald Huddleston and Jyquan Jackson stood out in the men’s 100m, while Jace Coleman secured second place in the 200m. Ivan Donaldson Jr. performed well in the hurdles, and Tevin Thompson and Ledamian Rowell impressed in the jumps. Erkyah Garrett and Callie Calicut shone in hurdles, while Jiya Clayton performed admirably in the 400m hurdles.

Catawba’s Charity Davies and Sydney Cockerham competed in the women’s 800m and 1500m, respectively, while Madi Clay secured third place in the women’s 5000m. In the men’s 800m, Will Lyons claimed 20th place, while Anthony Lecorche and Seth Caudill also competed.

Kennesaw State University’s relay teams delivered strong performances, with the men’s 4x100m relay securing second place and the men’s 4x400m relay earning second place. Tayla Moreland excelled in the triple jump, while the women’s 4x400m relay team impressed with a fourth-place finish.

North Florida’s Fatimah Owens achieved a season-best in the hammer throw, while Rey Hernandez nearly broke the meet record in the 400m hurdles. Sydney Banks and Paul Signorelli performed well in the field events.

Towson’s 4×100 relay team (Sydney Tucker, Maya Tucker, Cristal Cuervo, Ty’Liyah Hannah) broke the school record for the third time this season, winning the event with a time of 44.67. Lexi Mogensen achieved a new personal record of 2:18.83 in the 800m, while Baara Stewart won the event with a time of 2:16.11.

Cristal Cuervo ran a season-best time of 23.82 in the 200m, ranking fourth in program history. Maya Tucker and Sydney Tucker also competed in the event, with Maya clocking a time of 24.50 and Sydney finishing at 24.84. Manie Mevo jumped a distance of 12.17m in the triple jump.

Indiana Tech’s Miles Gray and Jacquez Lawson set class records in the 400m and triple jump. Denise Turpin and Collins Mokuah achieved notable results in the hurdles.

Jacksonville State Head Coach Jeremy Provence praised Lydia Seals’ consistency in the javelin, while Bethelhem Manzano Jimeno set a school record in the 800m and 1500m.

Avery Jaynes broke the Augusta University school record in the 5000m, while USC Upstate saw several standout performances in various events.

The University of Tampa’s Gabe McConville and John Trombley set personal records in their respective events, while Jada Bolhuis and Allison Murphy achieved school records.

The UNC Asheville track and field team showcased strong performances and personal bests across various events.

Lee University Flames and Austin Peay State University athletes achieved notable results, setting high standards for future competitions.

Balikis Yakubu secured third place in the women’s 200 meters, setting a University of West Alabama program record.

Charleston Southern’s Carl Murray IV secured top ten finishes in the 100m and 200m, while Sam Waldin set a new school record in the 1500m.

The Wolfpack of West Georgia’s Joshua Sleight led the pack in the Men’s 800m, followed closely by Tim Feezor, Gabriel Wyre, Anthony Garcia, and Mehari Van der Riet. Camron Donatlan tied for third in the Men’s High Jump. Sam Waldin achieved 7th place in the Men’s 1500m, joined by Conan Harper and Jack McGahey. Lawrence Walker Jr. excelled in the 200m and 100m events.

For the UWG women’s team, T’oni Birden secured fifth place in the Women’s Triple Jump, while Taylor Hampton followed closely. Melita-Marie Roachford and Nicole Richards showcased strong throws in the Discus throw. Kira Montefusco competed in the 200m, while Chloe Leblanc and Olivia Fulford participated in the 400m hurdles. In the Women’s 4×100, the team comprising Taylor Hampton, Campbell Brown, Dasani Minter, and Kira Montefusco achieved 12th place. Carleigh Bynum and Kathrin Maurer represented the team in the Pole Vault and 3000m Steeplechase, respectively.

Mercer’s 4x100m Relay clocked a season-best time of 48.22 seconds for a top-20 finish. The debut of the 4x400m Relay quartet secured 12th place. Freshman Melissa Ubani achieved a personal best in the 200m Dash. Junior Ariel Raggs finished 14th in the 400m Hurdles.

Lipscomb’s Braeden Ofosu-Kwarteng set a program record in the men’s 400m dash. All five runners achieved personal bests in the men’s 100m dash. with Joe Kennedy leading at 10.68. Makayla Watson secured 19th in the women’s 200m dash and 100m dash. Brady Johnson and Levi Streeval finished top-15 in the men’s 800m, with Streeval achieving a personal best in the 1500m. Mollie Longmire secured sixth in the women’s 5000m. Anna Richardson achieved a top-10 finish in the javelin.

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