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Kidd Earns All-America Honors; Jackets Finish 14th at NCAA Indoors

March 10, 2007

Complete Results

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Ashlee Kidd finished third in the women’s 400-meter dash with a personal- and school-best 51.96 to lead the No. 17 Georgia Tech women’s track and field team to a 14th-place finish on day two of the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday.

“This was a fantastic race for Ashlee and great way for her to end her indoor career,” said women’s head coach Alan Drosky. “This was her best finish at a national championship as she broke her own personal- and school-record in the event. I am also very happy for Coach Audrey Dempsey-Branch for the tremendous job she did with Ashlee this season.”

Kidd, a senior from St. Petersburg, Fla., finished first in section one of the 400m finals. She got a clean start off the blocks on the Randall Tyson Center indoor track and led all the way to the finish line. The sprinter earned all-America honors for her finish. In first place was Natasha Hastings from South Carolina, who ran a collegiate, NCAA and facility record time of 50.80 in the 400m.

On day one of the championship meet, junior Shantia Moss won the 60-meter hurdles in 7.98 to earn the NCAA title and all-America honors. The two Jackets combined for 16 points and a 14th-place finish at the national competition.

“We came in with only two athletes and scored a nice amount of points,” added Drosky. “I am very proud of the both of them for all their hard work.”

Jerome Miller, a junior from Stafford, Va., placed 12th overall in the men’s high jump as the only representative of the Georgia Tech men’s track and field team. Miller cleared the bar at 7 feet, ¼ inch at his first indoor championship meet. The winner of the high jump was Donald Thomas of Auburn, who had a mark of 7 feet, 7 ¾ inches.

The Georgia Tech track and field teams will kick off the outdoor season on Friday and Saturday, March 23-24 at the Wake Forest Open in Winston-Salem, N.C.

2007 NCAA Women’s Indoor Championship Final Standings

1) Arizona State 38
2) LSU 33
3) Tennessee 30
4) Georgia 28
5) Auburn 26
6) Stanford 24
7) UCLA 23
8) Texas 22
9) Michigan 21
10) South Carolina 20
10) Texas Tech 20
12) Duke 18
13) Texas A&M 17
14) Georgia Tech 16
15) California 15
16) North Carolina 14
17) Miami 13
18) Wake Forest 11
19) Montana State 10
19) Southern Illinois 10
21) Oregon 9
21) Arkansas 9
21) Penn State 9
21) Iowa 9
21) Cornell 9
21) Florida 9


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