Tracy Carrington was the star of the show on Friday night, but it was

fellow senior and captain Kelli White who took center stage on Saturday, as

both athletes headlined the University of Tennessee women's track and field

team's performance at the Pepsi Indoor Invitational at Virginia Tech's

Rector Field House.

A native of Oakland, Calif., White turned in an impressive performance on

the final day of the meet, taking first in the 200-meter dash, second in

the 60-meter dash and anchoring the 4x400-meter relay unit to second place

to lead the Lady Vols. White met the NCAA provisional qualifying standard

in the 200 meters at 23.70 seconds and recorded a season-best time to win.

In the 60-meter dash, the nine-time All-American matched her prelims time

of 7.36 to provisionally qualify and grab second-place honors in the short


In Saturday's final event, White joined Lesly Love, Erica Witter and

Janelle Briggs to navigate the oval in 3:42.34. On the anchor leg, White

took the baton well behind first-place George Mason University and closed

the gap before being fought off down the stretch by the victors, who won in

a time of 3:42.25.

Other top performances on the second day included freshman Sharon Dickie,

who was third in the 3000 meters in a personal record 9:49.46; Maureen

Ferris, who was fifth in the mile in a personal best 4:56.18; and Erica

Witter, who crossed the line fifth in the 200 meters in 24.41.

Also notching personal bests were Diane Slinden (shot), Angie Pothier

(3000m) and Frenke Bolt (60-meter hurdles).

Friday, on the other hand, belonged to Carrington. The Ft. Worth, Texas,

native made it two weeks in a row that Lady Vols have established school

and track records there in the vault. The senior tied Beth Gehring's

week-old mark by sailing over 11-9 3/4 on her first try and then cleared

12-1 1/2 on her first attempt for a new personal best, a UT record, and a

Rector Field House best.

Carrington also improved her NCAA provisional qualifying stock and earned

herself a trip to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Feb. 26-27 for the USA Track

and Field Championships with her first-place performance.

Carrington's outing wasn't the only impressive showing by UT on day one, as

the distance medley relay quartet of Ferris, Love, Briggs and Dickie

circled the track in a sixth-place time of 11:48.31. That was the

sixth-fastest indoor reading ever in that event by a Lady Vol