Two Women to Represent No. 23 Tech at NCAA Indoor Championships

March 12, 2008

ATLANTA – Two members of the 23rd-ranked Georgia Tech women’s track & field team will compete at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday – Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Fatmata Fofanah and Shantia Moss had qualified for the championships by reaching the automatic standards established for the 60-meter hurdles.

“The NCAA Indoor Championships are an exciting opportunity for our women’s team,” head coach Alan Drosky said. “We go in with Moss looking to defend her title in the 60m Hurdles that she won in 2007 and with Fofanah looking to claim the same title. Both of them have established themselves amongst the best in the NCAA over 60m Hurdles this season.”

Fofanah, a senior from The Bronx, N.Y., currently ranks third in the nation in the 60m hurdles with a season- and personal-best time of 8.04 seconds. Last weekend, she won the 60m hurdles at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.

“For Fatmata, this meet gives her a fantastic opportunity to end her Georgia Tech career in a special way as she does not have any outdoor track eligibility remaining,” Drosky said.

Moss, a senior from Tamarac, Fla., is the reigning 60m hurdles NCAA Champion. She is currently ranked fourth in the nation with a season-best time of 8.11.

“It’s extraordinarily difficult to win an NCAA title in any event, so this meet gives Shantia the great opportunity to repeat as champion,” Drosky added. “These two athletes provide our team a great opportunity to score valuable points and secure another top 25 finish.”

The complete list of all student-athletes competing in the championships is available on the NCAA Web site. The NCAA Championships begin on Friday morning at 9:45 a.m. with the men’s heptathlon. Running event finals are slated for 7:50 p.m. start with the women’s 5,000 meters scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

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