Feb. 14, 2008
ATLANTA – The No. 22 Georgia Tech women’s track and field team will split its roster up and travel to three separate meets this weekend. The Yellow Jackets will compete at the Iowa State Classic, the Tiger Invitational and the Tyson Invitational from Friday-Saturday.
The women’s squad is sending two Jackets to the Tyson Invitational at the Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark., seven to the Iowa St. Classic in Ames, Iowa and 14 to the Tiger Invitational in Clemson S.C.
“With our last weekend of competition before Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, we will be spread far and wide in pursuit of great competitive opportunities and improved performances,” head coach Alan Drosky said. “The Tyson Invitational at Arkansas will give our hurdlers another opportunity to be on the track that will host NCAA’s in March along with some outstanding competition. The Iowa State Classic is a large invitational that draws teams from all over to compete on an outstanding oversized indoor track and the Tiger Invitational at Clemson will give a larger number of our team a great opportunity to compete against solid competition.”
The women’s team is led by senior Fatmata Fofanah, who leads the nation in the 60-meter hurdles with a best time of 8.04 seconds. Defending National Champion in the 60m hurdles, Shantia Moss, is ranked fourth in the nation with a season-best time of 8.11. Both Jackets have automatically qualified for the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships.
“We’ve been ranked in the top 25 nationally three weeks running now and that’s a great accomplishment for our team and it’s reflective of some of the national-level talent we have in our program,” Drosky said. But we’ve also got to keep developing the younger group whose focus right now is solely on the conference level. We need to see some improvement in that area.”
Live stats for the meets will be available on www.ramblinwreck.com, Georgia Tech’s official athletic website. Results for all three meets will be posted at the end of each day.
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