Chaunte Lowe wins high jump for Olympic berth

Georgia Tech grad Chaunte Lowe won the women’s high jump at the U.S. Olympic Trials, claiming her fifth national outdoor title and her third Olympic team berth.

Saturday in Eugene, Ore., Lowe cleared 6 feet 7 inches, breaking the trials record set in 1988. Lowe, 28, will pursue her first Olympic medal in London. She is the first and only Tech women’s track and field athlete to compete at the Olympics. Lowe (née Howard) still trains with Tech assistant track and field coach Nat Page.

Former Tech track star Angelo Taylor will try to make his fourth Olympic team Sunday in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles. Taylor advanced out of Friday’s semifinals with the fastest time of the day, 48.77 seconds. Taylor is attempting to become the first person in Olympic history to win three golds in the 400-meter hurdles. The hurdles finals will take place at 7:12 p.m. EDT Sunday.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

10 comments Add your comment

1 4 GT

July 1st, 2012
12:07 am

Good for these GT folk! Luck & success to them! Oh yeah, FIRST, & maybe only.


July 1st, 2012
1:19 am

good luck to all of the tech athletes competing for spots on the olympic team.

Flowery Branch Yellow Jacket

July 1st, 2012
4:21 am

Proud of and happy for these two!

Alabama Jack

July 1st, 2012
5:56 am

Go Jackets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5150 UOAD

July 1st, 2012
8:19 am

Keep it up Jackets. Enjoy the LONDON experience and get your Olympic Rings Tattoo.

Road Scholar

July 1st, 2012
8:35 am

Go for the gold!

Jumping Jacket

July 1st, 2012
3:30 pm

Tech Track and Field Gold Medalists – Adkins, McKay, Mills, and Hamm. UGA golds go to Torrence, Ferguson and Towns. Work hard, Chaunte, and join an elite group of athletes.


July 2nd, 2012
11:17 am

@JJ – Angelo Taylor has two (2) Olympic Golds, right?

dude is fierce

Jumping Jacket

July 3rd, 2012
12:03 am

That’s right! Tech Track has widened the gap over the Dawgs when it comes to bringing home the golden hardware. Go Taylor and Lowe!


July 3rd, 2012
6:37 pm

Outstanding. So very proud of both of them.