EUGENE, Ore. – Georgia Tech women’s track & field student-athletes Bria Matthews & Nicole Fegans both earned all-American honors in their respective events at the final day of the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday evening. Georgia Tech’s women finished the 2021 Outdoor Championships with a total of 8 points, landing the Jackets in a seven-way tie for 33rd-place on the team leaderboard.
Matthews garnered first team all-American honors in the women’s triple jump after setting a new personal and school record in the event after leaping for a mark of 13.90m/45′ 7.25″ to take sixth-place overall. It is the sixth time she has secured the title all-American in her collegiate career. Earlier in the week Matthews collected all-American status in the women’s long jump, tying her career best mark in that event. It is the second time in her career she has been named an all-American in both the triple & long jump, having also done so in 2016.
Fegans clocked in at 15:59.72 in the women’s 5K final, placing 15th with the second-best time in that event in her career giving her a spot on the second team all-American list. Adding to her 2020 indoor, 2020 XC and 2021 indoor all-American performances Fegans receives the honor for the fourth time in her collegiate career. Saturday’s race is the first time since 2002 that a Yellow Jacket female has earned all-American status in the outdoor 5K.
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