What you need to know:

* LaPorscha Wells was named a USTFCCCA All-American with a fifth-place finish in the weight throw Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

* The Panthers also kicked off the outdoor season Saturday at the Gamecock Quad Invite.

* Next up for Georgia State is the Georgia Tech Invite on March 17.


ATLANTA - LaPorscha Wells earned USTFCCCA All-American status Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Championships and the rest of the Panthers kicked off the outdoor season with the Gamecock Quad Invite.

Wells finished fifth  in the weight throw at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas with a distance of 21.21m, her second longest throw of the indoor season and second longest in school history. Wells is the first female All-American track and field athlete at Georgia State.

The remainder of Georgia State’s track and field team was in Alabama Saturday for the first outdoor event of the season, the JSU Gamecock Quad Invite. The Panthers finished second out of four D-I teams competing. Below are highlights from the meet.

Hammer Throw

1st - Tracy Dorcemont - 51.47m

2nd - Rashell Reid - 51.01m

Long Jump

1st - Ashlan Rosier - 5.81m

Discus

1st - Alysiah Whittaker - 43.69m

High Jump

1st - Nylah Chavis - 1.67m

Javelin

2nd - Lauren Sims - 35.87m

Shot Put

2nd - Alysiah Whittaker - 14.02m

3000 Meter

2nd - Lindsay Shealy - 12:14.93

4x100 Meter Relay

1st - Tennyson/Gilbert/Reeves/Steward - 46.20

1500 Meter

2nd - Lotte Meyberg - 4:52.85

100 Meter Hurdles

1st - Tyler Watson - 14.77

400 Meter Dash

1st - Jahmee Reeves - 57.44

100 Meter Dash

1st - Zensha Tennyson - 12.07

3rd - Sydney Davis - 12.43

400 Meter Hurdles

1st - Tyler Watson - 1:03.97

200 Meter Dash

2nd - Sydney Davis - 25.25

3rd - Jahmee Reeves - 25.41

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