Feb. 4, 2006
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Senior Brandy Depland posted a NCAA Automatic qualifying and school record mark of 44 feet, 2 inches, in the women’s triple jump to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams at the Meyo Invitational on Saturday.
Depland, a native of Katy, Texas, broke the old school record of 43 feet, 4 1/2 inches, set by Shanta Smith back in 2004, en route to finishing first in the event.
Junior Fatmata Fofanah set a personal-record and NCAA Provisional time of 8.28 in the women’s 60-meter high hurdles to finish in second place for the Yellow Jackets. Sophomore Shantia Moss clocked a NCAA Provisional time of 8.38 to finish third, while sophomore Tenisha Griggs posted a personal-record time of 8.56 to finish in fifth place.
Redshirt freshman Andy Powlen led the men’s team with a fifth-place finish in the shot put, finishing with a mark of 54 feet, 10 inches.
Junior Ashlee Kidd ran a NCAA Provisional and school record time of 23.51 in the women’s 200-meter dash to cross the finish line in first place. Senior Andriane Lapsley finished third with a NCAA Provisional and lifetime-best time of 23.90. Sophomore Shantrell Moss clocked a personal-record time of 24.10 to finish fourth for the Jackets.
Lapsley and Kidd tallied second- and third-place finishes for Tech in the women’s 60-meter dash. Lapsley clocked a season-best and NCAA Provisional time of 7.40 in the prelims and finished with a time of 7.42 in the finals. Kidd posted a lifetime-best time of 7.47 in the finals to finish third.
The Yellow Jackets will travel to Clemson, S.C., for the Tiger Classic next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11.