ATLANTA, Georgia – Senior pole vaulter Kevin Webb cleared a personal best height in his final career appearance Friday as 13 members of the UNCW track and field teams wrapped up the first day of the Georgia Tech Invitational at the George C. Griffin Track.

The Seahawks tuned up for the upcoming NCAA Regionals by traveling to the highly competitive meet. With five student-athletes owning qualifying marks for the NCAA meet in Jacksonville, Fla., this weekend’s competition serves as an opportunity for more to make the regionals.

“The conditions were chilly and windy, but we competed well today,” said veteran Head Coach Jim Sprecher. “Our performances weren’t as good as we had hoped. It’s a strong field and you can’t control the weather. We still competed well.”

Webb, from Chesapeake, Va., topped his previous best by one inch with a height of 15-8 in Atlanta. He beat the personal mark he set during a home meet last year.

In other action Friday, senior sprinter Meena Reid of Gastonia, N.C., finished fifth overall in the prelims of the 100 Meters with a time of 11.72 and came in eighth in the finals at 11.95.

Sophomore hurdler Matt Foster won his heat in the trials of the 110 Hurdles with a 14.4 time, but didn’t qualify for the finals.

Several Seahawks will be in action Saturday when the Women’s High Jump (Margaret Edwards, Emily Kimble), Men’s Triple Jump (Aerial Chatman), Men’s 800 Meters (Dylan Skinner), Men’s 400 Hurdles (Matt Foster, Hezekiah Ward, Cody Love) and Women’s 200 Meters (Meena Reid) are staged on Georgia Tech’s campus.