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Howard Ties ACC Meet Record

April 23, 2005

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior Chaunte Howard tied her own Outdoor Atlantic Coast Conference record in the women’s high jump to claim her sixth straight ACC title to lead Georgia Tech at the 2005 Outdoor ACC Track and Field Championships on Saturday. The 18th-ranked women’s team finished third (112 pts.), while the men finished fifth (65 pts.).

Maimi won its second straight conference title on the women’s side with 142 points, while Florida State claimed the men’s team title with 222.5 points.

Howard, a native of Riverside, Calif., posted a season-best mark of 6 feet, 4.75 inches, in the women’s high jump to win her 26th consecutive collegiate competition. Howard also tallied a NCAA Region qualifying mark in the triple jump (42-7.00) and finished fourth in the 100 (90m).

Junior Andriane Lapsley, a native of San Antonio, Texas, clocked a time of 10.38 in the women’s 100 (which started from 90 meters) and ran a leg of the ACC champion women’s 4×100-meter relay team (Dana Rogers, Ashlee Kidd, Lapsley and Shantrell Moss) that posted an NCAA Region time of 44.26. Lapsley posted a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.47 and finished sixth in the 100-meter high hurdles with an NCAA Region time of 13.71.

Senior Montrell Person won his second consecutive outdoor 110-meter high hurdles title with a season-best time of 13.89. Person tallied a fifth-place finish in the men’s 100 with a season-best time of 10.80.

Sophomore Fatmata Fofanah claimed her first ACC crown in the women’s 100m hurdles with a personal-record time of 13.29. Freshman Shantia Moss earned All-ACC honors in the 100m hurdles with a runner-up finish, tying a personal-best time of 13.39.

Freshman Shantrell Moss earned her first ACC title in the women’s 4x100m relay and posted a seventh-place finish in the 100 with an NCAA Region qualifying time of 10.86. She also ran a time of 24.41 in the 200 finishing in eighth place.

Senior Dana Rogers also claimed an ACC crown in the women’s 4x100m relay and posted a fifth-place finish in the women’s 100 with a NCAA region time of 10.82.

Sophomore Ashlee Kidd tallied two top-three finishes and ran a leg for the ACC champion women’s 4x100m relay team. Kidd, a native of St. Petersburg, Fla., finished second in the 400 with a NCAA Region time of 52.29 and finished third in the 200 with a NCAA Region time of 23.57 to garner All-ACC honors in both events.

Senior Brian Ford clocked a personal-record time of 47.32 in the men’s 400 to finish in fourth place for the Yellow Jackets. Senior Donald Beamer logged a seventh-place finish in the men’s 200 with a time of 21.89.

In the throws, senior Dore’ Madere finished fifth in the women’s discus with a season-best throw of 159 feet, 8 inches, while senior Jonathan Spillman finished seventh in the men’s shot put with a mark of 54 feet, 6 inches, both tallying NCAA Region qualifying marks.

Junior Brandy Depland concluded top-eight finishers for the Jackets, posting a mark of 42 feet, 6 inches, to finish sixth in the women’s triple jump.

-GT TRACK & FIELD-

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