Bulldogs open Georgia Relays with strong start

Georgia’s track and field teams posted six top collegiate finishes Friday on the first day of the Georgia Relays at Spec Towns Track.

Competing in her first outdoor meet for the Lady Bulldogs, Elizabeth Tepe recorded the fifth-longest hammer throw in school history, a mark of 191 feet, 5 inches. Ashinia Miller earned the top collegiate finish in the men’s shot put with throw of 62-6, the longest throw of his career.

Nicole DiMercurio won the women’s 5,000 meters in a time of 17 minutes, 7.32 seconds while Zach Sims posted a 5,000 time of 14:54.44, Briana Vaughn, Myasia Jacobs, Rashan Brown and Quintunya Chapman won the Gainey Special in 1:42.52, and Adolphus Gray, Ethan Kasson, Julian Lavendar and Charles Grethen won the sprint medley relay in a time of 3:24.66.

The second day of the Georgia Relays begins at 11 a.m. today with the women’s 3,000 steeplechase.