ARLINGTON, Texas - Georgia State's track and field team saw three records fall this weekend on its way to a seventh-place finish at the 2017 Outdoor Track and Field Sun Belt Championships in Arlington, Texas.
LaPorscha Wells won the hammer shattering the six-year old championship and Sun Belt record. Her throw of 64.84m (212'9") outdistanced the nearest competitor by 19 feet and was just off her season best of 65.39m. It was Wells' third consecutive Sun Belt hammer title. Wells is currently qualified to compete in the NCAA East Regional in the Hammer and Shot Put.
Alysiah Whittaker broke her own school record in shot put, finishing second with a throw of 16.83m. Wells is set to compete in the shot put and discus at the NCAA East Regional.
Ravin Gilbert was also impressive this weekend, tallying two top-three finishes. Gilbert broke the GSU school record in the 100m with a time of 11.45s. That time qualifies her for the NCAA East Regional. She also finished third in the 200m, running a 23.67s.
2nd - Ravin Gilbert: 11.45s (School Record)
3rd - Ravin Gilbert: 23.67s
3rd - Angela Alonso: 4:38.31
5th - Ashlan Rosier: 5.88m
2nd - Alysiah Whittaker: 16.83m (School Record)
4th - Alysiah Whittaker: 49.33m
1st - LaPorscha Wells: 64.84m (Sun Belt Championship Record)
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