UGA women’s track tied for fourth at NCAAs

EUGENE, Ore. — The Georgia women’s track and field team sits in a tie fourth place and could climb higher today at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships.

Georgia has 10 points, putting it into a tie with TCU and Iowa State. Kansas leads the women’s standings with 22 points, followed by Arizona State (20) and Arizona (11).

Georgia freshman Shuanae Miller will be in line to compete for a title today after finishing the 400-meter preliminaries in a school-record time of 51.57, the fourth-best time among the eight qualifiers.

Also competing today is Georgia sophomore Morgann Leleux, who will reached the women’s pole vault finals, and heptathlon competitor Lucie Ondraschkova, who sits in ninth place with the long jump, javelin and 800 slated for this afternoon.

On Thursday, Georgia freshman Freya Jones got the points rolling in for the Bulldogs when she won the javelin title with a career-best throw of 180 feet, 3 inches. It was the team’s first title in the event since Vigdis Gudjonsdottir won in 1999.

The Georgia men’s team is in 23rd with four points. Texas leads the men’s standings with 31 points, followed by Virginia Tech and Arkansas tied for second with 14 points apiece.

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