April 22, 2006
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Senior Andriane Lapsley and sophomore Shantia Moss captured two Atlantic Coast Conference championships to lead Georgia Tech at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
The women’s team posted a fourth-place finish with a score of 86, while the men finished eighth with a point total of 52.50.
Lapsley, a native of San Antonio, Texas, clocked a NCAA Region time of 11.51 in the 100-meter dash to win her fourth sprint title in two seasons. Lapsley finished runner-up in the women’s 200-meter dash with a NCAA Region time of 23.42. She also ran a leg of the ACC champion 4x100m relay team of Moss, Ashlee Kidd, Lapsley and Jacqua Williams that posted a Kentner Track record and NCAA Region time of 44.41. Lapsley finished fourth in the 100-meter high hurdles with a NCAA Region time of 13.54.
Moss tallied a track record and just missed the ACC meet record of 13.10 (NC State’s Ebony Foster) with a personal-record and NCAA mark of 13.18 to capture her second ACC crown in the meet (4x100m relay).
Junior Fatmata Fofanah earned all-conference honors for the second straight season in the 100m HH, finishing runner-up to Moss with a NCAA Region time of 13.30.
Kidd, a junior from St. Petersburg, Fla., finished third in the women’s 400-meter dash with a season-best and NCAA Region time of 53.67, earning all-conference honors. Kidd tallied a fourth-place finish in the 200m with a NCAA Region time of 23.93.
Senior Brandy Depland earned All-ACC honors for the Jackets in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 42 feet, 7 ½ inches, finishing third.
Williams crossed the women’s 100m dash finish line in fifth place for Tech with a time of 11.94. The women’s 4x400m relay team of Kidd, Tenisha Griggs, Antoinetta McKay and Misty Dirksen finished fifth with a season-best time of 3:46.42.
Junior David Herren clocked a personal-record time of 3:49.84 in the men’s 1500 meters to finish in seventh place for the Rambling Wreck.
Freshmen Charles Rohling and Andy Powlen posted top-eight finishes for the Jackets in the men’s discus. Rohling tallied a personal-record mark of 166 feet, 11 inches, to finish fifth, while Powlen tallied a lifetime-best mark of 159 feet, 6 inches, to finish seventh.
Senior Jewel Welch and freshman Kimery Hern finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the women’s discus for the Yellow Jackets. Welch posted a PR mark 154 feet, 3 inches, while Hern finished with a mark of 153 feet, 9 inches.
Juan Cave (high jump)
Brandy Depland (triple jump)
Fatmata Fofanah (100m HH)
Ashlee Kidd (400m, 4x100m relay)
Andriane Lapsley (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay)
Jerome Miller (high jump)
Shantia Moss (100m HH, 4x100m relay)
Nico Shaner (javelin)
Jacqua Williams (4x100m relay)