BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Georgia State's indoor track and field team finished in sixth place at the 2017 Sun Belt Indoor Championships. 

With the sixth place finish, Georgia State earned seven Bubas Cup points. The Bubas Cup is awarded to the school in the Sun Belt that has the top performances across all sports at the end of the year. The Panthers finished better than Georgia Southern by 23 points to earn rivalry series point and give GSU the 7-3 advantage over the Eagles.

Day 1 Highlights:
In the first event of the day, LaPorscha Wells defended her SBC title in the weight throw sealing her individual victory with a toss of 20.74 meters.  This is a new SBC Championship record (bettering the previous championship record, also held by Wells, 20.06 meters, set at last year's indoor championship).  With Monday's individual victory, Wells scored 10 team points for Georgia State.

Also scoring in the weight throw, finishing in 5th place (4 team points) was senior Tracy Dorcemont and in 8th place junior Rashell Reid (1 team point).

Day 2 Highlights:
4x400m relay

  • GSU finished second
    • 3:46.43 (Third best in GSU history)
    • 8 team points (Relay: Brianna Archer, Jahmee Reeves, Tyler Watson, Sydney Davis)

Shot Put

  • Alysiah Whittaker placed third
    • 16.03 meters (Third best in GSU history)
    • (6 team points)
  • LaPorscha Wells finished fifth
    • 15.50m
    • (4 team points)

400 meters

  • Sydney Davis placed fourth
    • 55.35
    • (5 team points)

Mile

  • Angela Alonso placed fourth
    • 4:56.22. (Second in GSU history)
    • (5 team points)

800 meter

  • Angela Alonso finished seventh
    • 2:14.71
    • (2 team points)