Georgia sophomore sprinter Matthew Boling

CLEMSON, S.C. — The Bulldogs’ Matthew Boling ran one of the fastest 300-meter dash times in collegiate history to tally a win in the conclusion of the Clemson Invite on Saturday.

Boling, a native of Houston, Texas, ran the first 300m of his career and finished with the second-fastest time in Georgia history and the top time in the world this year with his clocking of 32.40 seconds. Read more: Matthew Boling runs 32.40secs, opens season with 300m win at Clemson Invite

Boling’s finish makes him the No. 3 all-time collegiate finisher with the No. 4 all-time collegiate finish in the event.

Veteran Lady Bulldog triple jumper Titiana Marsh and transfer Mikeisha Welcome fought for second and third-place finishes, respectively, with the No. 2 and No. 3 jumps in the country this year.

Welcome rocketed to No. 3 on the school’s all-time list with round-ending mark of 13.66 meters/44 feet, 9 ¾ inches while Marsh also saved her best effort (13.33m/43-8.75) on her sixth attempt.

Haley Tate, Kenondra Davis, Dominique Mustin and Zoe Pollock managed the country’s fifth-best time in the 4x400m relay to take second. The quartet clocked a 3:36.25, which is fourth on Georgia’s all-time top-10 list.

On the men’s side, Caleb Cavanaugh, Elija Godwin, Will Sumner and Boling made their season debut in the 4x400m relay and recorded the third-fastest time in UGA history. The Bulldogs crossed the finish line in 3:06.11 and took control of the No. 4 spot on the current national list.

Missing her personal best by just .02 seconds, Davis earned runner-up honors in the 200m after completing her lap in 23.35, which ranks third nationally. Senior Brandee Presley bettered her No. 10 spot in the school record books with a 23.84 for fifth place.

Sophomore Elena Kulichenko posted a first-attempt clearance at 1.81m/5-11.25 to top her Florida counterpart for the high jump win.

The Bulldogs went 2-3 (top two collegiate finishes) in the men’s pole vault thanks to the efforts of a sophomore and freshman. Second-year vaulter Nikolai van Huyssteen went over the bar at 5.05m/16-6.75 on his first try. One spot behind van Huyssteen was Alon Rogow, who finished with a mark of 4.95m/16-2.75 for second place.

Ana da Silva saved her best effort in the shot put for her final try with a mark of 16.69m/54-9.25 for second place. Teammate Mia Anderson finished fourth in the competition after her second attempt went 13.93m/458.50.

A day after breaking into the school’s all-time top-10 list in the 1000m, junior KC Heron recorded top honors in the 800m with a 1:52.70. Transfer Zack Truitt finished two spots behind for third place in the event with a 1:53.51.

A runner-up finish came for the Bulldogs in the shot put as Gavin Beverage worked up to a sixth and final throw of 17.26m/56-7.50.

Redshirt sophomore Charlotte Augenstein registered a personal-best time of 2:12.49 in the 800m for third place while freshman Simone Rojas finished fifth (2:15.50).

Full Results: For results from the Clemson Invite, please visit: http://gado.gs/9Ă—5

What’s Next For The Bulldogs?: Members of Georgia’s teams travel to Albuquerque, N.M., which is the site of this year’s NCAA Indoor Championships, next weekend for the Dr. MLK Jr. Collegiate Invitational.

Georgia sophomore sprinter Matthew Boling

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