No. 16 Tech Heads to Historic Penn Relays

April 26, 2007

ATLANTA – The 16th-ranked Georgia Tech women’s track and field team will be traveling north this weekend for the 2007 Penn Relay Carnival held at Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, Penn.

In its 112-year history, the Carnival has provided competition for more athletes than any other track meet in the world. During the past ten years, more than 100,000 young men and women from high schools, colleges, clubs, the armed services, preparatory schools, junior high schools, middle schools, parochial schools, and elementary schools have competed in the Carnival. The athletes range in age from under eight to over 80.

Last week, the Tech women’s team placed fourth at the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships in College Park, Md.

Nine members of the women’s track and field team have qualified for this years 2007 NCAA Regional. Senior Ashlee Kidd leads the group, qualifying in five different events. Kidd returns to action after garnering the 2007 ACC Championship in the 400-meter dash with a season-best time of 52.14 and as a member of the 4×100-meter relay team, who finished with in track record time of 44.33. Kidd is currently ranked fourth in the nation in the 400m.

Junior Shantia Moss, who placed second in the 100-meter hurdles at the ACC Championship, is currently ranked second nationally in the event. Junior Elena Linn is also ranked nationally, currently eighth, after crossing the line with a time of 9:18.83 in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the ACC Championship.

Information and Results for the Penn Relays will be available on the Official Penn Relays website.

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