June 10, 2005
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Ashlee Kidd clocked a season-best time of 52.23 in the semifinals of the 400 meters and junior Brandy Depland tallied a personal-record mark of 43 feet, 5 ¼ inches in the prelims of the triple jump, both qualifying for the finals, to lead Georgia Tech at the Outdoor NCAA Track & Field Championships on Friday night.
Kidd, a native of St. Petersburg, Fla., earns All-America honors for the second time in as many seasons, the first in the 400, with her sixth-place finish. She will compete in the finals on Saturday at 9:10 p.m. ET.
Depland, a native of Katy, Texas, finished ninth in the triple jump and advances to the finals (top 12 qualified for finals) on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Junior Chaunte Howard will try and defend her outdoor NCAA high jump national title tomorrow night at 10 p.m. ET. Howard, a three-time defending national champion, holds the top mark in the U.S. at 6 feet, 4 ¾ inches.
The outdoor NCAA Championships will continue on Saturday and action can be followed at www.NCAASPORTS.com.
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