Champaign, Ill. - The Tennessee State University track & field teams put together 20 top-10 finishes at the Illini Classic hosted by the University of Illinois on Saturday.
The Tigerbelles were led by Felicia Oladokun who finished sixth in the women's triple jump, leaping a distance of 11.20-meters. The freshman also registered a 10th place finish in the long jump (5.03m). Her teammate, Ashontae Jackson claimed ninth with a leap of 5.13m.
Jackson also earned TSU's top finish in the 60-meter dash preliminaries (7.83, 10th) and the 200-meter dash (25.89, 11th).
Sophomore Breanna Adams set a season-best in the 800-meter run with a pace of 2:24.70, placing 12th overall in the meet.
Leading the Flying Tigers was Royce Dates with a distance of 6.89-meters in the long jump. His finished tied him for third in the meet and was the Tigers' only podium finish.
Arthur Combest had a solid day, recording a fourth place height of 1.94-meters in the high jump. Combest also inked a season-best run of 8.24 seconds in the 60-meter hurdle finals, placing sixth overall.
Mt. Juliet native Sean Jenkins finished fifth in the high jump, notching a mark of 1.89-meters. Avian Hughes claimed sixth in the triple jump, clearing a distance of 13.17-meters.
Other Flying Tigers setting season-bests were Desmond Trice with a run of 2:02.72 (7th) in the 800-meter run and Alex Griffin with his toss of 10.05-meters (16th) in the weight throw.
Overall, the Tigerbelles claimed an eighth place finish with seven points, while the Flying Tigers earned sixth with 35.5 points at the Illini Classic.
TSU returns to action next Sunday, Jan. 29 with the annual TSU Invite held at the Gentry Center.