Gainesville, Fla. — Georgia’s track and field teams put on the season’s best and most notable national performances in a variety of events to kick off the Tom Jones Memorial on Friday.
A trio of highlights stood out for the Bulldogs after day one. Senior in sixth year Darius Karabin made her first appearance since the 2021 outdoor season and tied for second with the nation’s fifth-best high jump.
Junior Caleb Cavanaugh completed his one lap around the course in the 400-meter hurdles with a career-fast time (No. 11 in the NCAA), becoming the second collegiate finisher.
Senior Ahmed Magur returned to where he made his UGA career debut weeks earlier and went third with the longest throw of his Bulldog career.
What’s up next Saturday?: The second day starts at 10 am with the hammer throw. The lady bulldog foursome of the juniors Ana da Silva and Elsie Igbaese and second graders Mia Anderson and Charlotte Cattermole-Williams registered to attend the event.
The first event on the track for Georgia is Freshman Eddyah Frye at 12 p.m
Where can I find the meeting?: For live results, please visit: http://gado.gs/962
SEC Network+ will also stream Saturday’s action.
Saturday – 1 p.m. – until the end of the meeting: http://gado.gs/968
The low point: Carbin, a native of San Jose, California, went 2.21 meters/7 ft, 3 inches over the bar on his second attempt. This matched his personal record, which is tied for 10th in school history. Carbin was injured during the 2021 Spec Towns Invitational and recently regained his eligibility for the 2022 campaign.
Cavanaugh, who finished fourth overall in the hurdles, ran a 50.04 to displace his previous No. 5 spot in the Bulldog record books and get closer to the sub-50 zone.
Magour worked his way up to a fifth javelin throw of 71.52 m/234-7 for bronze honors, improving his last performance by five inches. His throw improved his former 9th place on Georgia’s all-time top 10 list.
After her third attempt, Igberaese stormed to number 5 in the school record books in the discus. This attempt measures 51.94m/170-5 for the native of Dacula, Georgia. Graduate change Julia Harisay improved her 10th place in the school record books after posting 48.46m/158-8 in the event.
On the track, senior Sam Bowers achieved a best time of the season of 3:44.78 over 1500 meters and thus took third place.
Stay over 20 feet, senior Titiana Swamp achieved sixth place in the long jump after a climb of 6.23 m/20-5.25.
Also note, senior John Erm started the longest discus throw of his career (46.77 m/153-5) and junior Kyle garland set a career best in the javelin throw (57.57 m/188-10) and ended the final by just one place.
How to keep up with the dogs: For Bulldogs outdoor season results and recaps, see georgiadogs.com. Stay tuned to Twitter/Instagram for news and updates from Georgia’s track and field teams @UGATrack.