June 27, 2006
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Ashlee Kidd was selected to represent the United States in the 4×400-meter relay at the 2006 North American, Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Under 23 Track and Field Championships, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 7-9.
Kidd, a junior from St. Petersburg, Fla., garnered All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter dash, finishing fifth with a personal-best time of 51.57. She is a three-time All-American in the 400m for the Yellow Jackets.
More than 400 athletes from 28 countries are estimated to compete this year at the PanAmerican Stadium. Started in 2000, the NACAC Athletic Association’s Under 23 Championships are held every two years in one of the 32 member nations of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association, one of six regional athletics associations affiliated with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The U.S. Under 23 team was chosen based on the most recent USATF and Track and Field News rank-order list for all age-eligible athletes, who, according to NACAC regulations, must be 20, 21 or 22 years old during the 2006 calendar year. Only two athletes per event were eligible for selection to the U.S. team provided they meet the necessary qualifying standards.