The University of Georgia track and field teams are tuned up and ready to go for their final regular season indoor meet this season in the Music City Challenge in Nashville, TN. The competition will begin on Friday and continue on Saturday.
Senior Shelby Ashe, freshman Beatrice Llano and junior Asianna Covington compete in the women’s weight throw, senior Tatiana Gusin and sophomore Mary Terry line up in the women’s high jump and sophomore Keenon Laine will represent Georgia in the men’s high jump at 5 p.m. ET to start the meet on Friday. Freshman Micaiah Ransby is scheduled to start the Bulldogs’ action on the track in the women’s 200-meter dash.
Saturday’s action begins for Georgia with freshman Yanely Gomez running the women’s 3000m at 11 am. Senior Georgia Stefanidi and junior Emily Savage will be the first field competitors in the women’s pole vault at 11:30 a.m. on the meet’s second day.
To check on Georgia’s progress at the Music City Challenge on Friday and Saturday, please visit the live results page by CLICKING HERE
“Going into this last regular indoor season competition, our goals remain the same,” said Bulldog head coach Petros Kyprianou. “Try to place a few more on the NCAA list and hopefully get a few to step up and positively surprise us with a good mark. Our student-athletes are excited for the postseason and this is a great position to be in to show, in the facility that will host SECs, if they are capable of punching their ticket to the ‘big show.’”
With only two weeks before Georgia returns to Nashville for the SEC meet and a month to go before the NCAA Championships arrive in College Station, Texas, Kyprianou is concentrating on his teams’ conditioning and health as they head into the home stretch.
“Staying healthy is the most challenging item on my list at this point,” Kyprianou said. “We are trying hard as a coaching staff to modify their training, adjust their training so they stay at a high performance level but at the same time not get any setbacks. That is every coach’s top list item to keep his or her team healthy and happy. We need everyone, the coaches, team and support staff, to buy into this new culture of no excuses, of focus and of attention to detail. We are at a good spot right now and we want to be one step ahead so the student-athletes get what they need to succeed.”
What Bulldogs Are Traveling?
Georgia is traveling 46 team members for the competition. For the women, seniors, Kendell Williams, Tatiana Gusin, Shelby Ashe, Georgia Stefanidi, juniors Katie Stone, Mady Fagan, Aliyah Johnson, Keturah Orji, Devon Artis, Morgan Ainslie, Asianna Covington, Emily Savage, sophomores Kate Hall, Addy Lippitt, Mary Terry, Anna Machovec, Bre Ragsdale, Grace Tavani and freshmen Louisa Grauvogel, Beatrice Llano, Micaiah Ransby, Catherine Reid, Amber Tanner, Jessica Drop, Yanely Gomez, Chelsea Zoller and Sam Drop are making the trip.
Seniors Sid Vaughn, Alex Poursanidis, Reggie Glover, Maurice Freeman, Ayrian Evans, Devon Williams, juniors Bryan Kamau, Alex Larsson, Henry Dwyer, Karl Saluri, Jon Moses, sophomores Keenon Laine, Eric Westog, Terrell Estime, Denzel Comenentia, Jeramey Hampton, Daniel Navarro and freshmen Darius Carbin and Stephen Martinez are traveling for the Bulldog men.
CLICK HERE for the Music City Challenge track and field schedule.
CLICK HERE for the Music City Challenge start lists.