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Jackets Head to NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

March 9, 2006

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Brandy Depland, Fatmata Fofanah, Ashlee Kidd, Shantia Moss and Andriane Lapsley qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, March 10-11, in Fayetteville, Ark., and will begin competition this Friday.

Depland, a senior from Katy, Texas, broke the school record earlier this season in the triple jump with a personal-record mark of 44 feet, 2 inches. Depland finished second in the triple jump at the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships, and will compete on Saturday at 3:10 p.m. ET.

Fofanah, a junior from Bronx, N.Y., tallied a runner-up finish for the Yellow Jackets in the 60-meter high hurdles at the ACC Indoor meet, posting a lifetime-best time of 8.22. Moss also clocked a PR time of 8.22 at the ACC meet to earn all-conference honors as well. The 60m hurdles prelims will be on Friday at 4:20 p.m. ET.

Kidd, a junior All-American from St. Petersburg, Fla., broke indoor ACC meet records in the 200- and 400-meter dash events for Tech and was named Most Valuable Performer. She earned All-America honors in the 400m at last year’s NCAA Indoor Championships and will run the 400m prelims on Friday at 4:50 p.m. ET.

Lapsley earned her way into the indoor NCAA meet by running a personal-record time of 7.31 in the 60-meter dash at the Alex Wilson Invitational last weekend. Lapsley, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, won the 60m dash at the ACC meet and will run the sprint event at 5:30 p.m. ET.

The University of Arkansas will serve as the host for the 2006 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Live results will be posted on www.hogwired.com.

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