Georgia Athletics Takes 11 Wins at Samford Invite | Georgia Sports

Georgia Athletics performed well at the Samford Invite in Birmingham, Alabama with 11 wins. At this event, Georgia added two top five country records.

The highlight of the invitation came from junior Matthew Boling who won the 60 meter event with a time of 6.60, the fifth fastest time in the country. Senior Delano Dunkley placed fourth in the same event with a time of 6.69.

The other national top-five finish came from rookie Elena Kulichenko who recorded a six-foot clearance in the high jump to win the event. It was a collegiate personal best for Kulichenko.

Another highlight came from junior Ana Da Silva, who won the shot put with a distance of 16.82 meters, the second longest recorded throw in Georgia history. Sophomore Gavin Beverage won the men’s shot put with a distance of 18.47, a personal best for Beverage.

Rookie Victoria Perrow won the women’s 60 meters with a time of 7.35. Junior Brandee Presley finished just behind her in third place with a time of 7.44.

In freshman Nikolai Van Huyssteen’s first competition for Georgia, he jumped over the bar at a height of 5.07 meters, giving Georgia a victory in the pole vault.

Georgia recorded a 1-2-3 finish in the men’s 400 meters, led by senior Elija Godwin who finished with a time of 47.73. After Godwin, junior Caleb Cavanaugh placed second and rookie Bryce McCray placed third.

Georgia also recorded another victory in the women’s 800 meters after senior Halle McClintock finished with a time of 2:09.95.

Rookie Eddiyah Frye picked up another victory for Georgia after finishing with a time of 8.27 in the 60-yard hurdles. Her freshman teammate Bella Witt took second place honors in the event with a time of 8.33.

Senior Titiana Marsh took the victory in the women’s long jump with a mark of 6.17 metres, winning by more than a foot.

Junior Clay Pender completed the victory sweep in the men’s 800 meters, finishing with a time of 1:54.52.

Junior Wesley John finished second in the mile. Junior Alencar Pereira took second place in the shot put event. In the shot put event, redshirt sophomores Elsie Igberaese and Mia Anderson, and De Silva also set personal bests.

For Georgia’s next meeting, they will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to compete in the Razorback Invitational on January 28-29.