Friday, March 17, 2006
NASHVILLE --- After posting several strong performances on their spring break tour to Florida, a late addition to the schedule will have the Tennessee State Tigerbelles competing in the annual Morehouse Relays in Atlanta on Saturday (March 18). The Tigerbelles, who claimed second place in the recently held Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, have jumped right into the outdoor season. TSU opened the outdoor season with six victories in the Central Florida Invitational. In field events, Mildred Rachael took top honors in the triple jump with a 36'10.50" effort. Latheria Lewis, the 2006 OVC Indoor champion, opened the outdoor season with another first place shot put performance with a best throw of 46'8.25". In running events, Dominique Ward was first in the 400-meters dash with a time 56.21. Teammates Rebekah Robinson was fourth (57.45), and Porsche Buckner 10th (1:01.29). In the 800-meters, Felicia Jeffers was first with a time 2:19.37. Joycelyn Gardiner was eighth (2:27.95). In relays, The TSU 4x100 "A" team took 1st place with a time 46.81. The TSU 4x400 meter relay team also won with a time of 3:50.22. Following a busy week of practice, the Tigerbelles moved westward to Tallahassee where they competed in the 56th Annual Florida A&M University Relays. Lewis was once again the winner in the shot put with a 48'1.25" throw, Margthera Mclean won the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.56 . Ward was once again the winner in the place in 400-meters with time of 56.65. The 4x400 relay team was once again a winner with a time of 3:49.51, Other Tigerbelle finishers at FAMU included: Felicia Jeffers, 2nd 800 meter run (2:17.41) Rahab Karagaruki, 2nd in 1500 meter run (5:02.30) Ra 'ven Richard, 6th in 1500 meter run (5:15.62) Abby Champion 3rd Pole Vault (9'10 ?") Toya Sessoms 5th in long jump (17'2 ?") Mildred Rachael 7th in long jump (16'5 ?") Gladys Williams 3rd in high jump (5'3 ?") Lanika Horn 4th in high jump (16'5 ?") TSU 4x100 meter relay 2nd (46.78) TSU 4x800 meter relay 2nd (9:43.80) TSU 1600 Sprint Medley 3rd (4:07.86) Erica Brown 5th 100 meter dash (12.57) Tierra Boyd 11th in 100 meter dash (12.840) Gladys Williams 2nd place 400 meter hurdles (1:07.06) Rebekah Robinson 4th in 400 meter dash (57.34).