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Five Jackets Advance to Finals at NCAA East Region Championships

May 26, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The women’s 4×100-meter relay team of Shantia Moss, Ashlee Kidd, Andriane Lapsley and Jacqua Williams clocked a season-best and top qualifying time of 44.02 in the preliminaries to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams on Friday at the NCAA East Region Track and Field Championships.

The women’s 4x100m relay team will serve as the top seed on Saturday, with the top five advancing to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Moss finished second in the prelims of the women’s 100-meter high hurdles with a personal-record time of 13.16 to qualify for the finals tomorrow. Junior Fatmata Fofanah also advanced to the finals for the Jackets with a time of 13.38.

Lapsley posted a time of 11.37, tying a season-best mark, to advance to the finals of the women’s 100-meter dash on Saturday. She also qualified for the finals of the 200m dash with a time of 23.97, finishing sixth.

Kidd posted a time of 53.12 in the women’s 400 meters to advance to the finals tomorrow with a third-place finish for Tech.

Freshman Mario Johnson finished 20th in the men’s 400-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 52.72. Sophomore Tenisha Griggs ran a personal-record time of 13.83 in the women’s 100m HH to finish in 13th place, while Williams clocked a lifetime-best time of 11.62 in the women’s 100m dash to finish in 13th place.

For live results, please go to NCAA Region Championship Results.

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