TIGER TRACK TEAM RETURNS TO ACTION IN TSU INVITE
NASHVILLE --- Returning to full team action for the first time in three weeks, Tennessee State men's track coach Kelly Carter saw encouraging signs in the Second Annual TSU Invite held Sunday at the Gentry Center. ?We had a very intense week of practice and the team showed signs of coming together,? said the Tigers' head coach. ?We are looking forward to continuing to progress and as we work toward placing well in the OVC meet.? A highlight was the performance of junior Scott Cunningham. Cunningham, who is an All-OVC cornerback for the football Tigers, won long jump with a best jump of 23.08.50 feet in his first competition of the indoor season. Fellow football teammate Ande Durojaye also netted first place honors in the triple jump, recording a 46-06.50. Patrick Robinson was a first place winner for the Tigers in the 300-mter dash with a time of 35.72 seconds. Jermie Harris and Eric Stansberry took second place finishes in the 600-mter and 1000-mter runs with times of 1:23.69 and 2:30.00, respectively. 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.