March 9, 2007
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Shantia Moss of the No. 17 Georgia Tech women’s track and field team won the NCAA 60-meter hurdles Indoor title with a school-record time of 7.98 at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Friday.
“We are very proud of Shantia for her victory,” said women’s head coach Alan Drosky. “It was a great race; she had a much better start than she had in the prelims. She had a lead at the first hurdle and held it all the way to the end with a great lean at the take.”
Moss, a junior from Tamarac, Fla., became the third women’s national champion in Georgia Tech history and first since Chaunte Howard won the 2005 Indoor high jump title. Moss finished .02 ahead of Jessica Ohanaja, a junior from LSU.
“I was focusing,” said Moss. “I ran really well in the preliminaries and my PR before today was 8.03. My coach and everybody told me I could run 7.98, and I thought since everybody believed in me I was about to do this thing. The race just came together and after clearing the final hurdle, I knew I had to get to the line. I wanted this so bad, and I am very happy and excited.”
“I am very happy for coach Nat Page for his great work with Shantia this season,” added Drosky.
Ashlee Kidd, a senior sprinter from St. Petersburg, Fla., also competed on Friday, finishing first in her 400-meter dash heat with a time of 52.78, the fifth-best time of the day, qualifying for tomorrow’s final beginning at 6:55 p.m.
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