Jan. 28, 2005
CLEMSON, S.C. – Senior Zeb Sion and junior Brandy Depland led the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams at the Clemson Invitational on Friday night in the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Facility. Sion broke the school record in the men’s shot put with a NCAA Provisional toss of 59’0.75″, while Depland tallied a NCAA Provisional mark of 42’1.50″ in the women’s triple jump.
Junior All-American Chaunte Howard tallied a pair of first-place finishes for the 15th-ranked Yellow Jackets. Howard won her 17th straight collegiate high jump competition with a mark of 6’0″ and finished first in the long jump with a leap of 19’0.75″. Depland finished second to Howard in the long jump with a mark of 18’11.75″.
Junior Andriane Lapsley posted three top-three finishes for the Rambling Wreck. The San Antonio, Texas, native finished first in the women’s 200 meters (24.50), second in the 60-meter dash (7.50) and third in the triple jump (39’9.25″).
Sophomore Ashlee Kidd tallied a first-place finish for Tech in the women’s 400 meters with a time of 55.98. Senior Brian Ford led the men in the 400 with a season-best time of 21.87, finishing in fourth place.
Freshman David Sanders registered a first-place finish in the men’s 800 meters with a season-best time of 1:59.28. Sophomore Josh Hammel finished second in the men’s 800 with a season-best time of 2:00.71.
Senior Dana Rogers led Tech in the women’s 60-meter high hurdles with a first-place finish, tallying a time of 8.42 in the finals. Sophomore Fatmata Fofanah posted a personal-record time of 8.47 in the preliminaries, finishing second in the finals. Freshman Shantia Moss finished third for the Jackets with a time of 8.64.
Junior Alexandra Van Heuven posted a fourth-place finish in the pentathlon with a score of 3,306. The Burke, Va., native tallied season-best marks in the high jump (5’3.25″), long jump (17’7″) and shot put (35’5″). Van Heuven finished the 800 meters with a time of 2:48.09 and the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.37.
Senior Dennis Davis logged a fifth-place finish for the Rambling Wreck in the men’s 60-meter dash with a season-best time of 7.03. Freshman Jerome Miller finished second in the men’s high jump with a season-best clear of 6’9.75″, finishing behind former Tech standout Michael Massey (6’11.75″) who competed unattached.
In the men’s long jump, senior Holt McPherson (22’7.25″), sophomore James Lemons II (21’2.50″) and Miller (21’3.50″) finished second, third and fourth, respectively. Lemons finished second in the men’s triple jump with a mark of 48’4″, while senior Jonathan Spillman finished third in the men’s shot put with a throw of 55’2.75″.
Leading Tech in the weight throw were seniors Jonathan Chihoski and Dore’ Madere. Chihoski tallied a personal-record mark of 54’8.75″ to finish third, while Madere also posted a personal-record throw of 54’7.50″ to finish in second place.
Junior Kira Barcus led Tech in the women’s pole vault, recording a season-best clear of 10’11.75″. The women’s 4x400m relay team of Kidd, Antoinetta McKay, Rogers and Lindsey Vincent finished first with a time of 3:56.06.
The Jackets will travel to South Bend, Ind., for the Meyo Invitational next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5.
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