Jan. 16, 2008
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Fatmata Fofanah and Virginia Tech’s Kristi Castlin have been named Indoor Track & Field Co-Performers of the Week on the women’s side for the week ending Jan. 13, the ACC office announced Wednesday.
Tech’s Fofanah, a senior from The Bronx, N.Y., opened her season with a win in the 60-meter hurdles at the Kentucky Invitational this past weekend. With a time of 8.04 seconds in the event, she set a new personal-best mark and became the first athlete to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships on the women’s side.
Fans can check out an interview with the Tech standout on TrackShark.com.
Castlin, a sophomore hurdler for the Hokies, reeled off her first individual win of the season with a first-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles at the Virginia Tech Invitational. Clocking in at 7.59 seconds, the Douglasville, Ga., native set a site record and achieved the provisional qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships. Castlin also was a part of a Hokies 4 X 200m relay team that took first-place at the event and broke the previous collegiate record, which had stood since 1979, with a time of 1:36.43.
The Jackets return to action this Friday, Jan. 18 at the Clemson Invitational.
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