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Howard and Kidd Lead Jackets on Final Day of Outdoor NCAA Championships

June 11, 2005

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Chaunte Howard and sophomore Ashlee Kidd garnered All-America honors to lead Georgia Tech on the final day of competition at the Outdoor NCAA Track & Field Championships on Saturday night. The Yellow Jackets finished in a tie for 18th place with a total score of 12 points.

Howard, a junior from Riverside, Calif., finished second in the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 1 ¼ inches, to earn her sixth All-America honors. The three-time NCAA high jump national champion dropped her first collegiate high jump competition in 29 meets, finishing second in the high jump at the 2003 Outdoor NCAA Championships. Cal Poly’s Sharon Day won her first national title with a mark of 6 feet, 4 inches, the same mark Howard tallied to win last year’s outdoor national title.

Kidd, a sophomore from St. Petersburg, Fla., posted a season-best time of 51.87 in the finals of the 400 meters, finishing in fifth place. She earns All-America honors for the second consecutive season for the Yellow Jackets, and becomes just the third athlete to earn All-America accolades in the 400 in program history (Nelrae Pasha and Janeen Jones).

Brandy Depland, a junior from Katy, Texas, tallied an 11th-place finish in the finals of the triple jump with a mark 41 feet, 11 ¼ inches.

Complete results for the Outdoor NCAA Championships can be found at www.NCAASPORTS.com.

-GT TRACK & FIELD-

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