Flying Tigers enter SASF Invitational
Friday, January 15, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University men's track and field team will return to action at the SASF Invitational hosted by Southern Illinois.

The meet will be held from Jan. 15-16 on the campus of Southern Illinois at the Student Recreation Center in Carbondale, Ill.

Start time on Friday, Jan. 15 will begin with the women's weight throw at 4 p.m. The meet program will continue on Saturday (1/16) with the women's shot put at 10:00 a.m. and the women's 60-meter dash at 10:30 a.m. Both days will move on a rolling schedule with each event starting directly after the other.

Along with the TSU women's team the pool of entries include: Southern Illinois (M&W), Southern (M&W), Florissant Valley CC (M&W), SE Missouri State (M&W), St. Louis (M&W), McKendree (M&W), Austin Peay State (W), Lindenwood (M&W), Mississippi Valley State (M&W), Missouri Baptist (M&W), Arkansas State (M&W), Jacksonville (W), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (M&W), Lincoln (Mo.) (M&W), Illinois (W), Rend Lake (M&W) and several track clubs and unattached competitors.

This will be the first time under head coach Kelly Carter that the Flying Tigers will compete in the invitational. The team tallied several top-three finishes last week at home in the 10th Annual Ed temple Classic (1/10).

Tyson Kemp finished first in the shot put with a throw of 52"02.75. Kemp was also named OVC Male Field Athlete of the Week after recording a feat in the shot put that the Flying Tigers have not seen in several seasons.

Arthur Combest and Nathaniel Moore placed second in their individual events. Combest ended the high jump overall with a vault of 6"08.25 (2.04m). On the track, Moore finished with the best individual performance, while in his first race of the season, clocking 50.01 seconds in the 400-meter dash.

Moore also anchored the 4x400-meter relay team, along with , , and , finishing third in the event for their fastest time of the season, 3:22.14.Jamal HendersonMichael RideoutPhillip Myton

The team will return home to the Gentry Center and the Wilma Rudolph Indoor Track to compete in the TSU Indoor Invite. The meet will be held on Feb. 6 with a start time to be determined.