April 2, 2005
ATLANTA – Junior Chaunte Howard tied the George C. Griffin track record in the women’s high jump with an outdoor season-best mark of 6 feet, three-and-a-half inches to lead the Georgia Tech track and field teams at the Yellow Jacket Invitational on Saturday.
Kyle Rabbitt, a senior from Red Oak, Ga., placed second in the men’s 5,000, with a time of 14:33.08. Sophomore Cristan Duvall set a new season mark for the 3000-meter steeplechase. The Duluth, Ga. native ran a 9:20.66 finishing third in the event.
“In spite of a terrible day of weather we still pulled off an excellent track meet,” said men’s track coach Grover Hinsdale. “We had a lot of great talent, which turned in a lot of great performances. Although cold and wind are not usually conducive to track performance, this turned out to be an excellent track meet.”
James Lemons, a sophomore from Atlanta, Ga., jumped a distance of 48 feet to place third in the triple jump and senior Brian Ford ran a time of 47.40 to finish fourth in the 400m dash, achieving a personal-best time.
Senior Dana Rogers, sophomore Fatmata Fofanah and freshman Shantia Moss all qualified for the NCAA East Regional, after finishing first, second and fourth, respectively, in the women’s 100-meter high hurdles. Rogers ran a time of 13.27, while Fofanah went 13.35 and Moss finished with a time of 13.39.
Junior Andriane Lapsley won the women’s 100-meter dash with a time of 11.38, while freshman Shantrell Moss finished eighth with a time of 11.69, both clocking NCAA Region qualifying times. Lapsley also qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 200-meter dash, coming in second in the meet with a time of 23.23. She also set a new season record, as well as a personal record in the event.
Sophomore Ashlee Kidd won the women’s 400m and also qualified for the NCAA East Regional meet with a personal-record time of 52.52.
Junior Brandy Depland won the women’s triple jump event, with a winning leap of 43 feet, and a quarter of an inch. The women’s 4×100-meter relay team of Rogers, Kidd, Lapsley and Howard finished third in the event with a time of 44.45.
Senior Jennifer Lentz finished second in the women’s 1500m event, with a time of 4:36.06. The senior from Brevard, N.C., followed up that performance with a fifth-place finish in the 800m with a time of 2:11.36.
Freshman Derek Hoye set a new season-best time in the men’s 800m. His time of 1:52.14 was good enough for fifth in the event. Meanwhile, freshman Jerome Miller made the height of 6 feet, eight-and-three-quarter inches in the men’s high jump to place fourth.
Senior Donald Beamer set a new season-best time for Georgia Tech. The senior from Crlotte, N.C., ran a time of 10.78 int eh 100m. In the men’s Javelin, senior Anthony Hoover threw for a distance of 182 feet, seven inches to finish in fifth place in the event.
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