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Depland Shatters School Record on Final Day of Meyo Invitational

Feb. 4, 2006

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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.

Sophomore Derek Hoye finished fourth in the men’s 400 meters with a season-best time of 47.33. Freshman Nigel Orr finished sixth in the men’s triple jump with a mark of 48 feet, 3 ¼ inches.

In the men’s high jump, sophomore Jerome Miller and freshman Juan Cave posted top-eight finishes for the Jackets. Both posted a mark of 6 feet, 9 ½ inches, to finish sixth and seventh, respectively.

Leading Tech in the mile was freshman E.C. Gibbs and junior David Herren. Gibbs clocked a season-best time of 4:17.19 to finish 12th, while Herren finished 13th with a time of 4:20.08.

The Yellow Jackets will travel to Clemson, S.C., for the Tiger Classic next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11.

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