STRONG PERFORMANCES IN BOSTON-MOONCLASSIC NET TIGERBELLES MORE NCAA SPOTS
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
NASHVILLE --- Thanks to several strong performances in Tennessee State's Boston-Moon Classic last weekend, the Tigerbelles have landed four more spots in the NCAA Regional meet. Kenitra Woods gained the honor to compete in the NCAA meet in the shot put. Woods had a season best of 47 feet, 9.5 inches last week. Leslie Leary who had earlier gain a spot in the 400-meter dash, qualified for the right to compete in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. Leary ran the 100 in 11.76 seconds and competing for the first time this season in the 200-meter, recorded a time of 23.95 seconds. The 400-meter relay team which features Leary, Rebekah Robinson, Crystal Ewell, Jennifer Lawson, and Larisa Ray had a time of 45.78 seconds. The 1,600-meter relay team and Valencia Martin in the high jump earlier had secured spots in the NCAA Regionals. The Tigerbelles captured a total of seven first-place finishes in the Second Annual Boston-Moon Classic. The team will look to gain additional spots in the NCAA Regional when it competes in the Vanderbilt Invitational this weekend. TSU will go for its third straight Ohio Valley Conference championship in early May. The Tigerbelles will make the trip later in May to the NCAA Regional to be held this year at Ohio State University.