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Outdoor ACC Track & Field Recap

April 28, 2005

The 18th-ranked Georgia Tech women’s track and field team finished third at the outdoor Atlantic Coast Conference Championships (112 pts.) to post a top-five finish for the fifth consecutive season. The men’s track and field team finished fifth (65 pts.); tallying a top five finish for the fourth straight year.

Chaunte Howard, a junior from Riverside, Calif., won her sixth consecutive women’s high jump title, tying her outdoor ACC meet record, set last year, with a season-best mark of 6 feet, 4.75 inches. That tally is the top high jump mark in the World for 2005. Howard also tallied All-ACC honors in the long jump, finishing second with an NCAA Region qualifying mark of 20 feet, 3.50 inches. She also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash (10.73), which was actually run from 90 meters, fifth in the triple jump (42-07) and 12th in the 100-meter high hurdles (13.90).

For her efforts at the outdoor ACC meet, Howard was named United States Track and Field Athlete of the Week and U.S. Track and Field Coaches National Div. I Athlete of the Week.

Montrell Person captured his fourth consecutive sprint hurdles ACC title with a first-place finish in the 110m hurdles (13.89). The Merriville, Ind., native ran a season-best time of 13.80 in the preliminaries of the event. Person clocked a time of 10.80 in the finals of the 100-meter dash to finish in fifth place.

Junior Andriane Lapsley captured two ACC titles at the outdoor ACC meet for the Yellow Jackets. Lapsley, a native of San Antonio, Texas, crossed the finish line in first place in the 100-meter dash, competed from 90 meters, tallying a personal-record time of 11.36 in the preliminaries. She ran the third leg of the ACC champion 4×100-meter relay team that finished with an NCAA Region qualifying time of 44.26. Lapsley garnered all-conference honors in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.47 and posted a sixth-place finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.71.

Sophomore Ashlee Kidd tallied a pair of top-three finishes for the Jackets. Kidd, a native of St. Petersburg, Fla., logged a second-place finish in the 400 and third-place finish in the 200 with times of 52.29 and 23.47, respectively. Kidd also ran the second leg of the winning 4x100m relay team.

Sophomore Fatmata Fofanah captured her first ACC crown in the 100m hurdles with a personal-record time of 13.32, while teammate Shantia Moss crossed the finish line in second place with a time of 13.39, tying her personal-record time.

Freshman Shantrell Moss won her first ACC title in the women’s 4x100m relay, anchoring the Jackets. Moss, a native of Tamarac, Fla., posted top-eight finishes in the 100 and 200 (24.41).

Senior Dana Rogers led off the winning 4x100m relay team for her third ACC title in two years. Rogers, a native of East Point, Ga., finished fifth in the 100, and qualified for the finals of the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.55, but failed to finish.

Freshman Jerome Miller earned his second All-ACC honors in the high jump, finishing third at the outdoor ACC meet with a mark of 6 feet, 10.75 inches. That mark was high enough to qualify him for the NCAA East Region Championships.

Senior Anthony Hoover garnered All-ACC honors in the men’s javelin throw with a personal-record toss of 201 feet, 3 inches. Senior Kyle Rabbitt crossed the men’s 10,000 meters finish line in third place with a time of 30:07.02, earning all-conference accolades.

ACC Champions
MEN
Montrell Person – 110m HH (13.80)

WOMEN
Fatmata Fofanah – 100m HH (13.32)
Chaunte Howard – High Jump (6-04.75)
Ashlee Kidd – 4x100m Relay (44.26)
Andriane Lapsley – 4x100m Relay, 100 (11.36)
Shantrell Moss – 4x100m Relay
Dana Rogers – 4x100m Relay

All-ACC
MEN
Anthony Hoover (3rd-Javelin Throw)
Jerome Miller (3rd-High Jump)
Montrell Person (1st-110m HH)
Kyle Rabbitt (3rd-10,000)

WOMEN
Fatmata Fofanah (1st-100m HH)
Chaunte Howard (1st-High Jump/2nd-Long Jump)
Ashlee Kidd (1st-4×100/2nd-400/3rd-200)
Andriane Lapsley (1st-100/1st-4×100)
Shantia Moss (2nd-100m HH)
Shantrell Moss (1st-4×100)
Dana Rogers (1st-4×100)

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