Men's track and field travel to Austin Peay Governors Invitational
Friday, April 2, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University Flying Tigers will compete in the Austin Peay Governors Invitational on Saturday (4/3) at Governors' Stadium in Clarksville, Tenn.

The meet is slated to begin at 9 a.m. with the women's section of the hammer throw while the track events are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. with the women's 2,000m steeple.

The track events will follow a rolling schedule after the completion of the women's 400m hurdles. That event is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start time.

The meet will feature a number of unattached athletes and men and women squads from Belmont, Taylor, Bethel, Sewanee, Tennessee (Knoxville), and Western Kentucky.

Last year at Austin Peay State, the Flying Tigers dominated the long jump event while capturing four-first place awards. TSU placed first through fifth with Xavier Walton winning the event with a jump of 22' 06.50". Walton also captured a first-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 44' 08.25".

In the relays, the Tigers A and B teams finished back-to-back in the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays for first and second. The 4x100-meter relay team that featured current team members Julian Mallory and Dwayne Johnson won the event with a time of 43.35 seconds. Johnson also placed second in the open 100-meter with a 10.92 clocking.

The 4x400-meter relay with combination of Phillip Myton, Nathaniel Moore, and Michael Rideout captured first running a time 3:19.58.

TSU is coming of a second overall finish with 111 points at the Tennessee Tech Invitational. The team rounded up three first-place awards along with six top three finishes.

Rideout led the way picking up the win in the 400-meter dash. He was clocked at 49.50 seconds registering his second win of the season.

Jamal Henderson along with the 4x100-meter relay team recorded first place in the standings. Henderson recorded his first career win in the high jump with a vault of 1.93m (6' 04") while the 4x100-meter relay team (Johnson, Mallory, Darden, Poole) posted their fastest time of the season at 42.17 seconds.

The Flying Tigers will return to action when they host the 8th Annual Boston-Moon Classic. The meet is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, at the Ed Temple Track Complex on the campus of Tennessee State University.