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Miller Leads Jackets on Day One of NCAA Outdoor Championships

June 7, 2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Jerome Miller tied an outdoor school record with a qualifying mark of 7 feet, 1 ½ inches, in the men’s high jump to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday night.

Miller, a native of Stafford, Va., was one of 13 men to qualify for the finals of the high jump, all of which posting a mark of 7 feet, 1 ½ inches. The finals will be on Friday, June 9, at 9:30 p.m. ET. His mark tied Dexter Rowland’s school record set all the way back in 1979.

Junior Ashlee Kidd advanced to the semifinals of the women’s 400-meter dash with a qualifying time of 52.81 in the preliminaries. The St. Petersburg, Fla., native will run in the semis on Friday night at 8:25 p.m. ET.

The women’s 4×100-meter relay team of freshman Shantia Moss, Kidd, senior Andriane Lapsley and freshman Jacqua Williams finished in ninth place in the prelims with a time of 44.16.

Junior Fatmata Fofanah and Moss qualified for the semifinals of the women’s 100-meter high hurdles for the Jackets with qualifying times of 13.38 and 13.45, respectively. In the semis, Moss tallied a 10th-place finish with a time of 13.18, while Fofanah finished 16th with a time of 13.53.

Lapsley, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, finished 25th in the prelims of the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.93.

Senior Brandy Depland will compete in qualifying rounds of the women’s triple jump on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

For complete results and live results, please go to Live Results.

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