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Tech Places Six on ACC 50th Anniversary Women's Indoor Track and Field Team; Five Jackets Earn Outdoor Recognition

Sept. 18, 2002

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six former Georgia Tech women’s track and field standouts, including 1992 NCAA indoor high jump champion Natasha Alleyne and current assistant coach Andria King, were honored Wednesday, as the Atlantic Coast Conference announced its 50th anniversary teams for women’s indoor and outdoor track and field. The 51-member indoor team and 51-member outdoor squad were announced as a part of the conference’s golden anniversary celebration.

Tech ranks fourth among the nine ACC institutions with six indoor and five outdoor selections.

The Yellow Jackets on the 50th anniversary women’s indoor track and field team are:

Natasha Alleyne, 1988-90, ’92
Alleyne was Tech’s first individual national champion, claiming the 1992 NCAA high jump title. She also won the ACC title in the high jump that season. Alleyne also earned All-ACC and All-America honors as a senior. She holds Tech’s indoor records in the high jump (6’2.25″) and triple jump (41’9.75″).

Kathy Harrison, 1986-87
Harrison was the ACC indoor long jump champion with a leap of 20’4″ in 1987. That season she also earned all-conference honors in the 60-yard dash and 600 yards, claiming the ’87 ACC Indoor Track MVP award. She qualified for the NCAA Championships in three events that season.

Janeen Jones, 1991-94
Jones earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish (52.71) in the 400 meters at the 1994 NCAA Indoor Championships. She was the ACC champion in the 400 that same season and finished second in the 400 in 1993. Jones was a three-time all-conference choice.

Andria King, 1996-99
King was a two-time All-American in the 55-meter hurdles (1998) and 60-meter hurdles (’99). She also earned ACC titles in the 60 meters and 60-meter hurdles in 1999, garnering all-conference accolades in these two events, as well as the conference indoor MVP award.

Shellie O’Neal , 1989-92
O’Neal was a two-time All-American in the 800 meters, garnering those honors in 1989 and ’92. She also was a member of a pair ACC champion relays: the 4×800 in ’89 and the 4×400 in ’92. She was the ACC runner-up in the 800 three times in her career and earned all-conference status five times.

Nelrae Pasha, 1989-90, ’92-93
Pasha earned All-America status in the 400 meters in ’92 and ’93. She was the national runner-up in a time of 52.88 in ’92. Pasha captured a trio of ACC titles, including the 400 crowns in both ’92 and ’93. She was a four-time all-league choice.

The Yellow Jackets on the 50th anniversary women’s outdoor track and field team are:

Natasha Alleyne, 1988-91
Alleyne claimed the 1990 ACC outdoor high jump title, clearing 5’8.50″ and earning all-conference honors. She is Tech’s record holder in the outdoor high jump (5’11.75″). Alleyne qualified for the 1990 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the triple jump.

Kathy Harrison, 1986-87
Earned All-America honors in 1987 with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump and seventh-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at NCAAs. Also claimed three outdoor ACC titles in ’87 (400, 400 H, triple jump). The ’87 ACC Outdoor Track MVP, Harrison was a six-time all-conference choice in outdoor events.

Janeen Jones, 1991-94
Jones was a three-time All-American in outdoor events, earning honors in 1991 (4×400), ’93 (400) and ’94 (400). She was the ACC champion at 200 and 400 meters in 1994, en route to earning ACC MVP honors. Jones was also a five-time all-league selection. She also competed as a member of the U.S. Junior National Team and in the U.S. Olympic Festival.

Andria King, 1996-99
King was a three-time All-American and two-time national runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles from 1997-99. She was a five-time ACC outdoor champion, including three individual titles (100, 200 100 H) in 1999, and claimed conference outdoor MVP honors in 1998 and ’99. King was also a six-time outdoor All-ACC honoree.

Nelrae Pasha, 1989, ’91-93
Pasha was a four-time outdoor All-American, earning that status in the 400 meters from 1991-93 and as a member of Tech’s 4×400 relay in ’91. She also captured five ACC championships, including three straight titles in the 400 from ’91 to ’93. Pasha, who holds Tech’s record in the 400 (51.30), was a five-time all-conference choice. She was a two-time competitor at the U.S. Olympic Festival and also competed at the World University Games.

Fiftieth Anniversary Teams will be selected in all of the conference’s sports by the league’s head coaches and a top 50 overall men’s and women’s list will be chosen by a Blue Ribbon Committee of media, coaches, administrators and veteran observers of the Conference.

-GT-

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