TIGERBELLES POST SEVERAL SOLID PERFORMANCESIN BLUE RAIDER INVITATIONAL
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State women's track team competed in a strong field over the weekend and posted several solid performances. The Tigerbelles will now look forward to hosting their own TSU Invite next Sunday (Feb. 2) in the Gentry Center. Among the women's team competing along with TSU and the host Blue Raiders were Atlantic Coast Conference member Georgia Tech, Sun Belt Conference member Western Kentucky and Tennessee-Chattanooga from the Southern Conference. In addition, several top athletes competed as individuals in the meet. Kenitra Woods won the shot put with a throw of 44-02.75 and came back with a third place finish in the weight throw with best effort of 40-09.50. Valencia Martin was second in Flight 1 in the high jump with a 5-0.00 and posted a fifth place finish in the long jump at 19-01.75. Martin displayed her versatility by winning Section 2 of the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.11. Mercy Udoji posted a third-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.34, just two seconds out of first place. Monique Demmons was fourth in the mile run with a time of 5:28.30. Cyrstal Ewell was third in Section 1 of the 400 with a time of 58.03. The Tigerbelle 4x440 relay team posted a time of 3:51.58 to win the event. The TSU Invite will begin in the morning with the field events. Another large contingent of athletes is expected to participate. More than 500 athletes competed in the Ed Temple Classic on Jan. 12.