June 20, 2006
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Brandy Depland, Juan Cave, Alana Clooten, Fatmata Fofanah, Kimery Hern, Ashlee Kidd, Andriane Lapsley, Shantia Moss and Mellany Stanislaus will compete at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and Junior Outdoor Championships this Wednesday-Sunday, June 21-25, at the IU Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium on the campus of IUPUI.
Television coverage for the event will be on Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, on ESPN2. The coverage will run from 6-8 p.m. ET on Saturday and 5-7 p.m. ET on Sunday. The top two from each event in the Junior Championships will qualify for the IAAF World Junior Championships in Beijing, China, Aug. 15-20.
Depland, fresh off earning All-America honors in the women’s triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second consecutive season, will compete on Thursday at 6:10 p.m. ET for the Yellow Jackets. The senior from Katy, Texas, qualified with a mark of 43 feet, 5 ¾ inches, at the Disney World Invitational.
Cave, a freshman from Vorhees, N.J., qualified for the USA Junior National Championships in the men’s high jump. He finished the outdoor season with a top mark of 6 feet, 11 ¾ inches, at the Georgia Tech Invitational and will compete at 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday.
Clooten, a freshman from Fairbanks, Alaska, will compete in the women’s hammer throw at the Junior Championships on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET. She posted a Tech record of 174 feet, 2 inches, at the Orange and Purple Classic.
Fofanah clocked a personal-best time of 13.20 at the NCAA East Region Championships and finished 14th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the women’s 100-meter high hurdles. A native of Bronx, N.Y., Fofanah will run in the first round of the 100m HH on Friday at 5:05 p.m. ET.
Hern, a freshman from Clinton, Wash., will compete in the women’s hammer throw and discus at the USA Junior National Championships. She will throw the hammer on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET, and the discus on Friday at 10:20 a.m. ET. She tallied season-best marks of 172 feet, 5 inches, in the hammer, and 157 feet, 6 inches, in the discus.
Kidd, a three-time All-American in the women’s 400-meter dash, posted a fifth-place finish in the 400m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a personal-record time of 51.57. The St. Petersburg, Fla., native will compete in the qualifying round on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Lapsley, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, qualified for the women’s 100- and 200-meter dash events for Tech. A four-time ACC champion in the sprinting events, Lapsley ran top times for the outdoor season of 11.37 (100) and 23.23 (200). She will run the 100m on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET and the 200m on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. ET.
Moss, a sophomore from Tamarac, Fla., ran a personal-record time of 13.12 in the women’s 100m HH at the NCAA East Region Championships and tallied a 10th-place finish at the outdoor NCAA meet. She will compete in the 100m HH at 5:05 p.m. ET on Friday.
Stanislaus will compete in the women’s triple jump at the Junior National Championships for the Jackets. A freshman from Fayetteville, Ga., Stanislaus tallied a PR mark of 41 feet, ½ inch, at the Yellow Jacket Invitational. She will compete on Friday at 12:45 p.m. ET.
For a complete schedule of events and results, please go to USA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.