NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With winter track season set to begin in December the Tigers and Tigerbelles are set to kick-off the season with a meet Tuesday.
The annual event will feature both the Tigers and Tigerbelles as a warm-up before the season begins. Tuesday’s meet will be run just like a regular season meet in order to prepare the athletes for the meets later on in the season.
Both teams are coming off fifth place finishes in this May’s OVC Championships.
On the men’s side the Flying Tigers are led by senior jumper Royce Dates. In the spring the Memphis, Tenn. native was named Co-OVC Field Performer of the Year for his efforts in the outdoor season. Dates finished third in the long jumps at the OVC Championships with a jump of 7.43 meters.
For the Tigerbelles, Ashontae Jackson leads the charge. The 2012 Outdoor OVC Female Athlete of the Year returns for her senior year. In May Jackson took home the OVC Crown for the long jump with a jump of 6.08.
Jackson is joined by sophomore Clairwin Dameus who placed second in the long jump to Jackson with a distance of 5.85 meters. Dameus and Jackson made up half of the TSU 4x100 that won the event in May with a time of 45.95.
The meet is set to run from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Gentry Center.