Foster Earns ACC Weekly Track Award

Jan. 18, 2005

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland's Kierra Foster, Georgia Tech's Chaunte Howard and Florida State's Lacy Janson were named the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Women's Performers of the Week. The trio of ladies achieved NCAA automatic-qualifying marks in their respective events, as well as sitting atop the conference with their impressive performances over the weekend.

Foster captured the women's long jump competition at the Virginia Tech Invitational after posting an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 21' 2.5". The junior from West Palm Beach, Fla. also tallied a fourth place finish (8.62) in the finals of 60m hurdles. Her fastest time of 8.61 came in the semifinals of that event.

Howard won the women's high jump at the Kentucky Invitational with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 6' 1.5" to lead the Yellow Jackets. The junior from Riverside, Calif. also competed in the finals of the 60m hurdles and 200m dash out in Lexington, Ky. this past weekend.

Janson hit the automatic qualifying mark in the women's pole vault competition at the Florida Intercollegiates in Gainesville, Fla. over the weekend. The redshirt-junior from Sarasota, Fla. crossed the bar at 13' 9.25" to win the event.