Feb. 25, 2006
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Junior Ashlee Kidd captured a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference championships with ACC meet and school record times of 23.37 (200 meters) and 52.61 (400 meters) to lead Georgia Tech at the 2006 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
Florida State won its second consecutive men’s indoor ACC meet, scoring 160.5 points. The Seminoles were followed by Clemson (95), North Carolina (64), Virginia Tech (60), Wake Forest (56), Virginia (55), NC State (52), Georgia Tech (39), Miami (36), Maryland (29), Duke (8.5) and Boston College (7).
Miami captured its second straight women’s indoor conference championship, totaling 117 points. UM was followed by North Carolina (96), Florida State (81), Virginia Tech (70), Georgia Tech (67.5), NC State (58.83), Maryland (46.5), Duke (43), Virginia (39.5), Wake Forest (18), Clemson (15) and Boston College (10.66).
Senior Andriane Lapsley won her second straight women’s 60-meter dash ACC title with a NCAA Provisional time of 7.37. Lapsley, a native of San Antonio, Texas, finished fifth in the 60-meter high hurdles with a NCAA Provisional time of 8.37, and finished seventh in the finals of the 200m with a time of 24.05.
Junior Fatmata Fofanah and sophomore Shantia Moss garnered All-ACC honors for the Jackets in the women’s 60m hurdles. Fofanah ran a lifetime-best and NCAA Provisional time of 8.215, while Moss finished just behind her with a personal-record and NCAA Provisional time of 8.218.
Two of the nation’s best in the women’s triple jump went against one another on Saturday. Senior Brandy Depland was edged by Miami’s Tabia Charles who finished with a mark of 44 feet, 2 inches, while Depland posted a runner-up finish with a NCAA Automatic qualifying mark of 43 feet, 8 ½ inches, to earn all-conference honors.
Freshmen Andy Powlen and Nigel Orr tallied fourth-place finishes for the Yellow Jackets. Powlen posted a personal-record mark of 57 feet, 11 ¼ inches, in the shot put, while Orr finished with a mark of 48 feet, 8 inches, in the triple jump.
Sophomore Derek Hoye crossed the men’s 400-meter dash finish line in fifth place with a time of 47.66. The men’s 4x400m relay team of Orr, Brandon Duckett, Mario Johnson and Hoye finished sixth with a season-best time of 3:15.61.
Junior Jenny Sims recorded two top nine finishes for the Jackets on Saturday. Sims finished sixth in the women’s 800 meters with a time of 2:12.29 and finished ninth in the mile with a time of 5:00.07.
Sophomore Tenisha Griggs posted a seventh-place finish for Tech in the women’s 60m hurdles with a time of 8.52.
Senior Chase Sasser tallied a 12th-place finish in the men’s pole vault with a season-best tying mark of 15 feet, 7 inches.
The Yellow Jackets will continue the indoor season at the Alex Wilson Invitational, March 3-4, in South Bend, Ind.