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King Advances To Finals Of 100 Meter Hurdles In NCAA Championship

BOISE, Idaho (June 4) — Georgia Tech track and field standout Andria King (Atlanta, Ga.) advanced to the finals of the 100 meter hurdles Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held at Boise State’s Bronco Track Complex.

King secured all-America honors for the fifth time in her career with a trip to the finals after finishing second in her semifinal heat in 12.89 seconds. She was behind only Ohio State’s Donica Merriman, who increased her 1999 world-leading time in the event with a mark of 12.84 seconds. Jenny Adams of Houston won the other semifinal with a time of 12.86 seconds, while UCLA’s Joanna Hayes was second in 12.88 seconds.

The finals will be run Saturday at 8:30 p.m., EST. Also competing Saturday for Tech in finals action will be junior Becky Megesi (Jonesboro, Ga.) in the 1,500 meters and the men’s 4×400 relay team.

Saturday's 100 Meter Hurdles FinalistsFrom Semifinal 1:1. Donica Merriman, Ohio State   12.842. Andria King, Georgia Tech     12.893. Joyce Bates, LSU              12.904. Ellakisah Williamson, South Carolina 12.92

From Semifinal 2: 1. Jenny Adams, Houston 12.86 2. Joanna Hayes, UCLA 12.88 3. Yolanda McCray, Miami 12.90 4. Dominque Calloway, Ohio State 12.93

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