HAMPTON, Ga. – John Greene set a
personal record for the second consecutive week and led Tennessee
Tech at the Georgia State Invitational Saturday.
Greene ran the 8K course in 26:59 to finish 16th
overall and help the Golden Eagle men to a fifth-place finish out
of 10 teams in their second meet this season.
Tennessee Tech's women also finished fifth out of nine teams at
the meet, held outside of Atlanta.
On the men's side, Matt Bishop finished just behind Greene with
a time of 27:03, good enough for a spot in 17th place
overall. The next three Golden Eagles to finish all set new
personal-bests. Michael Mahan at
McLeod at 28:13 and Charlie Jordan at
Georgia claimed first place in the men's race with a team score
of 27, followed by Kennesaw State in second with 62 points. UNC
Wilmington (91), Georgia State (101) and Tech (159) rounded out the
On the women's side, Peri Winborne paced all Tech finishers,
running the 6K course in 24:42 to finish 25th overall.
Traci Jones was right behind her with a time of 24:53, finishing in
26th place. The time was a new personal record for Jones
on a 6K course.
The third Golden Eagle to finish, Rebecca Cline, also set a new
6K best with a time of 24:58 and a 28th place
Leah Bradley was the fourth Tech runner in at 25:28, followed by
Meghan O'Donaghue at 25:35, a personal best, Emily Williams at
26:08 and Amelia McCoy at 26:19.
Georgia also won the women's race with 28 points, followed by
Georgia State with 33 points in second place. UNC Wilmington (93),
Kennesaw State (135) and Tennessee Tech (160) rounded out the top
Kennesaw State's Nabil Hamid won the men's individual race with
a time of 25:39 while Hannah Srefanoff of Georgia State was the
women's winner with a time of 22:23.
The Golden Eagles return home to host the TTU Invitational on
Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m.