Tech Women in 11th After Day Two of ACC Championships

Feb. 23, 2007

CLEMSON, S.C. – Alana Clooten finished fifth in the women’s weight throw to lead the Georgia Tech women’s track and field team on day two of the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships at the Clemson indoor facility in Clemson, S.C. on Friday.

Clooten, a sophomore from Fairbanks, Alaska, scored four points for the Jackets in the weight throw with a mark of 58 feet, 11 ½ inches. Sophomore Kimery Hern just missed scoring for Tech in the weight throw by placing ninth with a personal-best throw of 56 feet, 3 ¾ inches.

The women’s distance medley relay team of senior Jenny Sims, juniors Elena Linn and Nisha Kurian and freshman Tiffany Grant scored three points for Tech with a season-best time of 11:45.42.

Senior Ashlee Kidd had a pair of first-place finishes in the preliminary races of the 200- and 400-meter dash. Kidd finished the 200 with an NCAA provisional and facility record time of 23.78. She also ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 54.36 in the 400.

Junior Shantia Moss crossed the line in first place in the 60-meter hurdles with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 8.15. Moss also qualified for the 60-meter dash by placing seventh in a season-best time of 7.56.

Junior Shantrell Moss qualified for the finals in the 200 after finishing in eighth place with a time of 24.71. Tiffany Grant placed seventh in the 400 to qualify for the finals race with a time of 55.69.

The women will be back in action tomorrow morning with the high jump, which will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Women’s Standings (After 6 Event Complete)

1. Virginia Tech, 54

2. Miami, 36

3. Clemson, 33

4. Duke, 21.5

5. Florida State, 16.5

6. Boston College, 13.5

7. Virginia, 12

Wake Forest, 12

9. North Carolina, 11.5

10. N.C. State, 10

11. Georgia Tech, 7

Maryland, 7

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