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Jackets Head to NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

June 6, 2006

Tech Profiles

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Brandy Depland, Fatmata Fofanah, Ashlee Kidd, Andriane Lapsley, Jerome Miller, Shantia Moss and Jacqua Williams will travel to Sacramento, Calif., for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, June 7-10, hosted by Sacramento State University.

Depland, a senior from Katy, Texas, was an at-large qualifier in the women’s triple jump, tallying a personal-record outdoor mark of 43 feet, 5 ¾ inches. Depland finished runner-up at the 2006 NCAA Indoor Championships and earned All-America honors at last year’s outdoor NCAA meet.

Fofanah, a junior from Bronx, N.Y., earned a spot at the national qualifying meet for the second consecutive season with a personal-record time of 13.20 at the NCAA East Region Championships. She is a three-time NCAA qualifier in the sprint hurdles for the Yellow Jackets.

Kidd, a junior from St. Petersburg, Fla., is Tech’s top chance at winning a national title. She finished third at the NCAA East Region meet in the 400-meter dash with a personal-best time of 51.58, placing her fourth in the nation. She is a three-time All-American for the Jackets and will also run a leg of the national qualifying 4x100m relay team.

Joining Kidd on the 4x100m relay team is Lapsley. A senior from San Antonio, Texas, Lapsley ranks 19th in the women’s 200-meter dash with a lifetime-best time of 23.23, recorded at the Yellow Jacket Invitational. She posted top-eight finishes at the regional meet in the 100, 200 and 4×100 and is a two-time All-American.

Miller, a sophomore from Stafford, Va., tallied a season-best mark of 7 feet, 1 inch, in the men’s high jump at the Georgia Tech Invitational and stands 16th in the NCAA. He earned his spot at the national meet with a fourth-place regional finish (6-11).

Moss will compete in the 100m HH and 4x100m relay for the Yellow Jackets. A sophomore from Tamarac, Fla., Moss finished fourth in the women’s sprint hurdles with a lifetime-best time of 13.12 at the regional meet and ranks 13th in the nation in the 100m HH.

Williams will anchor the women’s 4x100m relay team (Moss, Kidd, Lapsley, Williams) that finished fourth at the NCAA East Region Championships with a time of 44.23. Tech clocked a season-best time of 44.02 to win the prelim heat at the regional meet and ranks 10th in the NCAA.

The top eight finishers from each event will earn All-America honors. Tech’s 4x100m relay team has placed in the top 10 in each of the last two outdoor seasons (9th in 2005; 6th in 2004).

For complete information on the meet, please go to NCAA Outdoor Championships Home

Times of Competition for Tech athletes
Wednesday, June 7
Shantia Moss, Ashlee Kidd, Andriane Lapsley, Jacqua Williams – 7 p.m. ET (W 4x100m Relay) – Semifinal Round
Jerome Miller – 7:15 p.m. ET (M High Jump) – Qual. Round Fatmata Fofanah, Moss – 7:30 p.m. ET (W 100m HH) – First Round
Andriane Lapsley – 8:30 p.m. ET (W 200m) – First Round
Ashlee Kidd – 8:50 p.m. ET (w 400m) – First Round
Semifinal Round of 100m HH will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 9
Brandy Depland – 4 p.m. ET (W Triple Jump) – Qual. Round (top 12 advance to finals)

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