Jarryd Wallace Takes Bronze at Paralympics
Jarryd Wallace, a Georgia alumnus, won’t be leaving Tokyo empty-handed. Early Saturday morning, Wallace won his first Paralympic medal in the 200-meter dash at the 2020 Paralympic Games.
Having qualified for the 200m final Friday evening, Wallace ran a 22.09 to find himself on the podium and as the top American finisher. Wallace also competed in the 100-meter dash this week. He was the eighth and final qualifier for the 100m finals and finished sixth as the top American again.
Previously this year, he ran a world-best time of 10.99 in the 100m at the U.S. Trials. Wallace, who is a four-time world record holder and three-time world champion in various races, competed in his third Paralympic Games. He finished fifth in the 100m in Rio in 2016 and sixth in the 400m in London in 2012.
Wallace, a graduate of Oconee High School and the University of Georgia, lives and trains in Athens with his wife Lea, and son, Levi. He is the son of Georgia women’s tennis head coach Jeff Wallace and the former Sabina Horne who was an All-SEC distance runner for the Bulldogs.
Off the track, Wallace has helped empower disabled athletes with his “Leg in Faith Foundation” that he started in 2012. Most recently, he is a part of Toyota USA’s initiative to support Team USA’s Paralympic athletes in Tokyo and the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing.
MGOLF: Trent Phillips and UGA Lead The Carmel Cup
Powered by individual leader Trent Phillips, the No. 14-ranked Georgia men’s golf team opened The Carmel Cup in first place on Friday.
The Bulldogs carded a 5-under-par 355 for a 1-stroke lead over Mississippi State and a 2-shot cushion over Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. The tournament will continue Saturday and will conclude on Sunday.
Phillips, a Preseason All-America candidate, opened his campaign with a 6-under 66. He posted birdies on five of his first six holes on the par-72, 6,828-yard Pebble Beach Golf Links layout. Phillips is two shots clear of Arkansas’ Wil Gibson and Oklahoma State’s Bo Jin.
Freshman Maxwell Ford made his Georgia debut with a 2-under 70 and he stands ninth individually. Junior Nicolas Cassidy signed for a 1-under 71, while seniors Will Kahlstorf and Eli Scott, and freshman Buck Brumlow all posted a 2-over 74.
The Bulldogs will tee off in 10-minute increments between 11:10 a.m. and noon EDT on Saturday and will be paired with Mississippi State, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State.
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