May 28, 2005
RANDALL’S ISLAND, N.Y. – Senior Dore’ Madere broke the school record in the women’s discus with a throw of 170 feet, 9 inches, to lead Georgia Tech at the NCAA East Track & Field Championships on Saturday. The women’s team finished sixth (40 pts.), while the men tallied a 25th-place finish (8 pts.).
Madere, a native of Dallas, Texas, finished third in the discus to qualify for her first outdoor NCAA Championships. Junior Chaunte Howard captured her second consecutive NCAA East Region women’s high jump title with a mark of 6 feet, 2 and ¼ inches to qualify for the outdoor NCAA meet. The Riverside, Calif., native won her 28th straight collegiate high jump competition.
Senior Montrell Person finished third in the men’s 110-meter high hurdles to advance to his second consecutive outdoor NCAA meet with a time 13.76. Person, a native of Merriville, Ind., earned All-America honors in the 110m hurdles at last year’s NCAA meet.
Ashlee Kidd, a sophomore from St. Petersburg, Fla., clocked a season-best time of 52.12 in the women’s 400-meter dash to cross the finish line in third place and qualify for her second straight outdoor NCAA Championships.
Brandy Depland, a junior from Katy, Texas, qualified for the outdoor NCAA meet with a fifth-place finish in the women’s triple jump, tallying a mark of 42 feet, 7 inches.
Lapsley, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, ran in the finals of the 100- and 200-meter dash, finishing sixth (11.57) and eighth (23.77), respectively.
Senior thrower Eric Massey posted an 11th-place finish in the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 183 feet, 6 inches. Sophomore James Lemons II finished 16th in the men’s triple jump with a mark of 49 feet, 1 inch, while sophomore Cristan Duvall tallied a 31st-place finish in the men’s 3,000-Steeplechase with a time of 9:32.69.
Kidd, Howard, Lapsley, Madere, Shantrell Moss, Person and Rogers will compete at the outdoor NCAA Championships, June 8-11, in Sacramento, Calif.
JACKETS’ NCAA QUALIFIERS
Brandy Depland – triple Jump (5th)
Ashlee Kidd – 400 (3rd) and 4×100 (4th)
Chaunte Howard – high jump (1st)
Andriane Lapsley – 4×100 (4th)
Dore’ Madere – discus (3rd)
Shantrell Moss – 4×100 (4th)
Montrell Person – 110m HH (3rd)
Dana Rogers – 4×100 (4th)
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