This weekend, the Georgia Southern track and field team competed in the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta. This was one of the final events for the Eagles before the Sun Belt Tournament on May 11 and the team did very well.

Junior Sholonda Snell started the successful weekend for GS by placing third in the 800 meter race with a two minute, 11.12-second run. This was her third top 10 finish in the event this season.

In the same event, Sophomore Elunde Montgomery finished 14th with a two minute, 16.28-second run.

Later on in the meet, Snell continued to shine with a four minute, 43.85-second, top 20 finish in the 1,500 meter run. Montgomery earned a top-30 finish in the same event with a four minute, 49.85-second run.

Off the track, junior Detrich Lodge earned a top-5 finish in the long jump with a personal best 5.60 meter jump. Senior Eugenia Tan also placed nineteenth in the event with a 5.29 meter jump, one of her worst of the season.

In the shot put, junior Alexis Gant finished ninth with a 13.08 meter throw, her second best of the season and senior Jamelia Owens had the best discus throw of the season with a 13.58 meter throw, earning her tenth place.

The Eagles will travel to Philadelphia to compete in the Penn Relays hosted by the University of Pennsylvania which begins Thursday, April 26.

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu



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