TIGERBELLES CONTINUE MOVE FORWARDWITH EFFORTS IN 2ND ANNUAL TSU INVITE
NASHVILLE --- The host Tennessee State Tigerbelles continue to push forward in their performances in the indoor track season that continued Sunday at the Second Annual TSU Invite. The Tigerbelles were hosting their second meet within a three-week span. TSU displayed improved times and performances in several events. The meet also featured several different events in the lineup from the Ed Temple Classic. ?I thought overall we did well as a team, although we are looking for our times to continue to drop,? said Tigerbelle coach Chandra Cheeseborough. ?We are coming along, and it is also very important that we continue to remain healthy.? One of the highlights for the Tigerebelles was the team's effort in the 4x400 realy. The team ran the time of 3:47.03, which is less than six seconds shy of the NCAA provisional qualifying time. ?We are getting closer in that event,? said Cheeseborough. ?It is certainly a goal to qualify for the NCAA's.? TSU's Jennifer Lawson was the top collegiate finisher in the 200-meter dash with a team of 25.70 seconds. Leslie Leary was also the top collegiate finisher in the 300-meter dash as well, running a 40.47. Distance runner Makeya Miller ran the 1,000-meter un in a time of 3:15:13. The distance medley team won its race in a time of 12:26:04. Marhonte Tennial was also a first-place winner for the Tigerbelles in the 55-meter hurdles in time of 8.33 seconds. The Tigerbelles captured three field event first places. Kenitra Woods won the shot put with a best throw of 43-08.00 feet. Alexandira Parker was second with a throw of 39-00.00. Valencia Martin won the high jump with at 5-06.00 while Shaniqua Hector captured the long jump with a 19-01.50. More than 300 athletes competed in the event held in the Gentry Center with athletes from Belmont, Austin Peay, Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Fisk, Lipscomb, Jacksonville State, Savannah State, Knoxville College as well as several uinattached athletes competing along with host TSU.