Campus News

UGA’s women’s track and field team finishes third at NCAA championship

UGA’s women’s track and field team matched its best finale in history with a third-place finish June 11 at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships thanks in part to two national titles and a runner-up finish in Eugene, Oregon.

The team scored 41 points to finish third in the team race behind Arkansas (72) and Oregon (62). This matched the UGA women’s finish at the 1995 NCAA outdoor championships and gives UGA three top-five finishes in a row at the meet. The UGA women also came within .3 points of equaling their top score of all time.

Senior Chanice Porter captured the NCAA long jump title with a school record on the final attempt of her collegiate career.

Sophomore Keturah Orji won her second consecutive outdoor triple jump crown with a mark of 47 feet, 8 inches, junior Kendell Williams scored a career-best total (6,225) to win the second NCAA heptathlon title of her career (fifth NCAA title overall) and sophomore Mady Fagan made the best out of her first national outdoor meet with a runner-up finish in the high jump (6-0.75).