April 21, 2006
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Freshman Juan Cave and sophomore Jerome Miller garnered All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in the men’s high jump to lead Georgia Tech at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.
Cave, a native of Voorhees, N.J., finished second with a NCAA Region mark of 6 feet, 10 ¾ inches, to earn all-conference honors for the second time. Miller, a native of Stafford, Va., tied for third place along with Florida State’s Shawn Allen with a mark of 6 feet, 8 ¾ inches, to earn his fourth all-conference honor.
Junior Fatmata Fofanah broke the Kentner Track Record in the women’s 100-meter high hurdles with a personal-record and NCAA Region qualifying time of 13.27, winning the preliminary event. Sophomore Shantia Moss and senior Andriane Lapsley also qualified for the finals tomorrow with times of 13.44 and 13.49, respectively.
Lapsley clocked a Kentner Track Record in the women’s 100-meter dash with a NCAA Region time of 11.39 to advance to the finals tomorrow. Freshman Jacqua Williams also qualified for the finals of the 100m dash with a time of 11.89. Lapsley also made the finals of the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.32.
Senior Brandy Depland tallied a fourth-place finish in the women’s long jump with a personal-record and NCAA Region mark of 20 feet, 5 ¼ inches.
Redshirt freshman Andy Powlen posted a fourth-place finish in the men’s shot put with a mark of 56 feet, 2 inches.
Freshman Nigel Orr posted a seventh-place finish for the Yellow Jackets in the men’s long jump with a mark of 24 feet, 1 inch.
Junior David Herren moved on to the finals of the men’s 1500 meters by running a personal-record time of 3:52.35 in the prelims tonight.
Junior Ashlee Kidd qualified for the finals of the women’s 200- and 400-meter dash events for Tech. Kidd clocked a season-best time of 23.98 in the 200m and 53.93 in the 400m.
Sophomore Elena Linn finished eighth in the women’s 3,000-Steeplechase with a lifetime-best time of 10:43.24.
The men’s team stands in fifth place after two days of competition with 32.50 points, while the women stand 11th with a point total of seven.
The outdoor ACC meet will conclude on Saturday at Kentner Track. The entire meet can be followed via live results at ACC Outdoor Championships.