April 1, 2006
ATLANTA – Senior Andriane Lapsley tallied a pair of first-place finishes with NCAA Region qualifying times of 11.37 in the 100-meter dash and 23.23 in the 200-meter dash to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams at the Yellow Jacket Invitational on Saturday at the George C. Griffin Track.
Senior Brandy Depland posted a mark of 19 feet, 4 ¼ inches to capture the women’s long jump event for the Yellow Jackets and tallied a NCAA Region qualifying mark of 42 feet, 9 ¾ inches, to finish first in the women’s triple jump. Freshman Mellany Stanislaus finished second with a lifetime-best and NCAA Region mark of 41 feet, ½ inch.
Sophomore Jerome Miller posted a NCAA Region qualifying standard of 6 feet, 10 ¾ inches, in the men’s high jump to finish first for Tech. Freshman Juan Cave finished second with a mark of 6 feet, 8 ¾ inches.
Senior Nico Shaner tallied a NCAA Region and personal-best mark of 206 feet, 11 inches, in the men’s javelin throw to finish second. Senior Eric Massey finished third in the hammer throw with a NCAA and personal-record mark of 198 feet, 7 inches.
Junior Ashlee Kidd clocked a NCAA Region qualifying time of 54.16 in the women’s 400 meters to finish in second place for the Jackets. Senior Misty Dirksen posted a personal-record time of 2:11.97 in the women’s 800 meters to finish in second place.
Freshman April Phillips finished third in the women’s shot put with a NCAA Region mark of 47 feet, 2 ½ inches. Redshirt freshman Andy Powlen finished sixth for Tech in the men’s shot put with a NCAA Region mark of 55 feet, 11 ¾ inches.
Miller tallied a third-place finish in the men’s triple jump with a personal-best leap of 49 feet, 1 ¾ inches. Freshman Nigel Orr finished fourth with a season-best mark of 49 feet, 1 inch.
Sophomore Nisha Kurian ran a time of 4:42.20 in the women’s 1500 meters to cross the finish line in fourth place for the Rambling Wreck.
Sophomore Elena Linn clocked a lifetime-best time of 17:35.87 in the women’s 5,000 meters to finish in fourth place for the Jackets.
Freshman Kimery Hern registered a NCAA Region mark in the women’s discus with a tally of 157 feet, 6 inches, to finish in fifth place for Tech.
The Yellow Jackets will travel to Athens for the Spec Towns Invitational next Saturday, April 8. -30-