Nashville, Tenn. – After spending the first month of the outdoor season on the road, the Tennessee State track and field teams will return home on Saturday for the Boston-Moon Relays.
Last weekend, the team was at the University of Florida for the Pepsi Relays and experienced good results, especially from Ashontae Jackson.
Jackson, a sophomore from Gordonville, Va., placed third in the women’s long jump with a career-best leap of 6.14 meters. She also had a better final than some of the best jumpers in the nation from schools such as Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Florida and Florida State.
Jackson’s jump is longer than any other in the OVC this season by .24 meters.
Another bright spot for TSU over the weekend was the Flying Tigers’ performance in the 4x100. The team of Tyler Anderson, Royce Dates, Jordan Green and Michael Johnson had a top-25 finish in the event with a final time of 42.03 seconds.
The team of Flying Tigers’ run is the second fastest relay time in the conference so far this year.
On Saturday, TSU will host nine other universities including schools from around the area such as Lipscomb and Vanderbilt along with 23 high schools from the state.
The meet begins at 9 a.m. with the hammer toss and continues with the running events starting at 9:30 a.m. The meet will conclude with the thrilling 4x400 meter relays at approximately 4 p.m.