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Jackets Finish Strong on Last Day of Tech Invitational

May 13, 2006

Complete Results

Andriane Lapsley, Shantia Moss, and Brandy Depland led the Yellow Jackets in Day Two of action at the Georgia Tech Invitational held at the George C. Griffin Track.

Lapsley placed first in the women’s 100-meter dash with a NCAA Region time of 11.44 and fifth in the 200-meter dash with another Region time of 23.67.

Moss won the women’s 100-meter hurdle race with a Region qualifying time of 13.29, and Tenisha Griggs took fourth with a season-best time of 13.85, also a regional qualifying mark.

Depland had another first place finish for the Jackets with a mark of 42 feet, 11 3/4 inches in the women’s triple jump, which was good for a regional qualifying mark. Mellany Stanislaus placed sixth in the same event with a jump of 40 feet, 2 inches.

Jacqua Williams finished third in the 100-meter race with a time of 11.73 and eighth in the 200-meter dash in a career-best time of 23.93, both regional qualifying times.

Ashlee Kidd had two regional qualifying times for the Jackets, placing third in the women’s 400-meter dash in a season-best time of 52.31 and fourth in the 200-meter dash with a career-best time of 23.52.

Kimery Hern finished sixth in the women’s hammer throw with a career-best mark of 172 feet, 5 inches and was followed in the standings by teammate Alana Clooten who had a throw of 170 feet, 2 inches.

Alex Van Heuven placed tenth in the women’s high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 5 inches.

Misty Dirksen grabbed a ninth-place finish in the women’s 800 meter race with a career-best time of 2:11.85.

Hern and Jewel Welch placed sixth and seventh in the women’s discus with throws of 156 feet, 7 inches and 150 feet, 3 inches, respectively.

For the men, Eric Massey finished seventh in the hammer throw with a NCAA Region mark of 198 feet, 8 inches.

Jerome Miller and Juan Cave both had Region marks in the men’s high jump with career-best marks of 7 feet, 1 inch and 6 feet 11, 3/4 inches and finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Mario Johnson also had a Region qualifying time in the 400-meter hurdles race with a career-best mark of 52.21 which put him in 12th place overall.

Andrew Powlen placed fourth in the men’s discus throw with a mark of 159 feet, 3 inches.

Chase Sasser finished eighth in the men’s pole vault with a season-best mark 15 feet, 7 inches.

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