April 21, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Ashlee Kidd won the 400-meter dash with a season-best time of 52.14 to lead the Georgia Tech women’s track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships on Kehoe track at Ludwig Field on the University of Maryland campus on Saturday.
Kidd, a senior from St. Petersburg, Fla., was partially responsible for 33 of the Jackets 82 points at the championship meet. She placed second in the 200-meter dash with a personal-best and NCAA Regional qualifying time of 23.20. Kidd also ran legs of the ACC Champion 4×100-meter relay team, who finished with a season-best and NCAA Regional qualifying time of 44.33 and the 4×400-meter relay team that crossed the line fourth with an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 3:41.97.
The 4x100m relay team that included Kidd, Shantia Moss, Shantrell Moss and Jacqua Williams also broke the track record. The 4x400m squad included Kidd, Tiffany Grant, Tenisha Griggs and Lindsey Vincent.
Shantia Moss broke the school-record in the 100-meter hurdles with an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 12.83 to place second, finishing .01 seconds behind the champion, freshman Kristi Castlin of Virginia Tech. Fatmata Fofanah crossed the line third in the 100m hurdles with a personal-best and NCAA Regional qualifying time of 13.16.
Williams, a sophomore from Seattle, Wash., finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.69. Shantrell Moss placed seventh in the 100m with a season-best time of 11.83. Williams and Moss also placed in the 200m, sixth and seventh respectively, with NCAA Regional qualifying times of 23.80 and 23.97.
In field events, sophomore Mellany Stanislaus finished seventh in the triple jump with a season-best and NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 40 feet, 11 ¾ inches. In the shot put, freshman Samantha Musil placed 11th with a mark of 45 feet, 9 ¼ inches.
The Jackets continue their season next weekend, April 26-28, at the famous Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.
Women - Team Rankings - 21 Events Scored1) Virginia Tech 144.50 2) Miami 1133) Florida State 101 4) Georgia Tech 825) North Carolina 77 6) Virginia 697) Wake Forest 54 8) Clemson 47.509) Duke 45 10) N.C. State 3811) Maryland 30 12) Boston College 18