Feb. 24, 2006
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Freshman Juan Cave and sophomore Jerome Miller earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in the men’s high jump on Friday night to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams at the ACC Indoor Championships.
Cave, a native of Voorhees, N.J., cleared the bar with a personal-record mark of 7 feet, 1 inch, to finish in second place for the Yellow Jackets. Miller, a native of Stafford, Va., earned his third all-conference honor in the high jump, finishing third with a mark of 6 feet, 11 inches.
Four Jackets qualified for the finals of the women’s 60-meter high hurdles tonight. Junior Fatmata Fofanah and sophomore Shantia Moss posted lifetime-best times to finish in a tie for second place, crossing the finish line with a time of 8.24. Senior Andriane Lapsley clocked a NCAA Provisional and personal-record time of 8.36 to move on to the finals. Sophomore Tenisha Griggs advanced to the finals with a lifetime-best time of 8.48.
Junior Ashlee Kidd clocked NCAA Provisional times of 23.62 in the 200-meter dash and 53.79 in the 400-meter dash to win the prelims events and advance to the finals on Saturday.
Sophomore Derek Hoye qualified for the men’s 400-meter dash finals with a time of 47.88 in the prelims tonight to finish in fourth place.
Lapsley also advanced to the finals of the women’s 60- and 200-meter dash events for the Jackets. Lapsley posted a top qualifying personal-record and NCAA Provisional time of 7.35 in the 60m, and clocked a qualifying time of 23.95 in the 200m.
Junior Jenny Sims advanced to the finals of the women’s 800 meters and mile for Tech on Friday night. Sims ran a season-best time of 2:13.13 in the 800m and finished with a time of 4:57.17 in the mile.
Junior Lindsey Vincent tallied an eighth-place finish for Tech in the women’s long jump with a personal-record mark of 19 feet, 7 inches.
Freshman Nigel Orr posted a mark of 22 feet, 5 ¼ inches, in the men’s long jump to finish in 12th place for the Yellow Jackets. Freshman Charles Rohling finished 12th in the men’s weight throw with a mark of 50 feet, 5 ½ inches.
Freshman Alana Clooten posted a personal-best mark of 51 feet, 9 inches, in the women’s weight throw to finish in 12th place for the Jackets.
The final day of the indoor ACC meet will be on Saturday. Live stats for the meet will be run by Virginia Tech at http://www.flashresults.com/2006_Meets/indoor/acc/.