Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Flying Tigers and
Tigerbelles will start the 2012-13 indoor season on Monday, Nov. 19 with the
annual Blue and White Meet.
The exhibition will be the first opportunity for TSU
supporters to see both sides in action and for track and field director Chandra
Cheeseborough-Guice to assess the team’s progress.
Cheeseborough-Guice enters her second season at the helm of
both the men’s and women’s squads, but has coached the Tigerbelles since 1994.
This season, Cheeseborough-Guice returns a large portion of
the teams that finished fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship
For the Tigerbelles, Gabrielle Todd suits up again
after running 56.08 in the 400-meter dash to pick up the gold medal in the
Todd was also part of the first leg in the
4x400-meter relay champions. Other members of that squad included Kya Riley,
Breanna Adams and Ashontae Jackson. The quartet ran the mile in 3:47.70, and
they will all be back for TSU this year.
Jackson returns after running team-bests in the
55-meter dash (7.15 seconds), 60-meter dash (7.75 seconds) and 200-meter dash
(24.87 seconds) as a freshman.
Jackson also had a fourth place finish in the
55-meter dash (7.19) and 200-meter dash (25.09) during the OVC Championship.
For the Flying Tigers, senior Michael Johnson will
pace the team after placing third at the OVC Championship in the 200-meter
dash, sprinting in 22.23 seconds.
Junior Royce Dates also returns to the squad and will
look to notch a title in the long jump. Dates registered a distance of
7.36-meters at the UNC Invitational last season.
The Blue and White Meet will serve as tune-up for the
squads before starting a regular season slate that features events in
Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Bloomington, Ind.
Monday’s event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and is
free for fans and Big Blue supporters.
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