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Johnson Wins the Pole Vault at the Georgia Tech Invitational

Johnson Wins the Pole Vault at the Georgia Tech Invitational

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ATLANTA, GA. – Coastal Carolina's track and field programs had three athletes place in the top five on the second day of the Georgia Tech Invitational at the George C. Griffin Track on the campus of Georgia Tech.

Junior Mark Johnson (North Myrtle Beach, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) won the pole vault for the men for the seventh time this season, 5.05m/16'06.75. Teammate freshman Tim Roa (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) placed 10th in the pole vault, 4.60m/15'01.00".

Other men to place at Georgia Tech include, sophomore Galen Jones (Evans, Ga./Lakeside) 11th in the hammer, senior Kendall White (Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast) 19th in the 400m hurdles and Nelson Oliveira (Coimbra, Portugal/Quinta das Flores) and Doug Currie (Sarnia, Ontario/Sarnia Northern) 45th and 46th, respectively, in the 800m.

For the women, junior Tamara Bryant (Pasadena, Calif./La Salle (Moorpark CC) won the discus with a season-best throw of 50.19m/164'08" which better her previous NCAA East Regional qualifying mark. Fellow junior Brittany Reid (McKinney, Texas/Rowlett (Coffeyville JC)) placed second in the discus with a throw, 49.73m/163'02", which also was a season-best and better her previous regional qualifying mark set earlier this season.

Bryant also placed seventh in the hammer throw, 54.58m/179'01 while teammate senior Karen Olesky (Jarretsville, Md./North Hartford) finished 14th, 50.11m/164'05".

Junior Ebony Brown (Columbia, S.C./Eau Claire) finished 13th for the women in the 400m hurdles, 1:00.94.

Coastal Carolina's track and field programs next compete in the NCAA East Regionals, May 27-28 in New York, NY.