Flying Tigers head to MTSU Christmas Invitational, releases season schedule
Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University men's track team will kick-off the 2009-10 indoor track and field season when they participate in the MTSU Christmas Invitational.

The meet is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12, starting with the women's weight throw at 11 a.m.

Teams set to compete include host, Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Tech, Milligan, Vanderbilt, and Western Kentucky.

To open last year's season, the Flying Tigers spotlighted their efforts in the Christmas Invitational with second place finishes in the high jump, 4x400-meter relay and a third place finish in the 55-meter dash. The team also posted a school record in the triple jump.

Jamal Henderson (high jump) and the 4x400-meter relay placed second with Dwayne Johnson taking third place in the 55-meter (6.42 sec.) Henderson cleared 6' 2"(1.87m) with the 4x400 A-team finishing second in a pool of seven at 3:24.03. 

Trenton Britt highlighted the Tigers' overall performance capturing a school record in the triple jump with a distance of 48' 6.0", placing fourth overall.

The Flying Tigers have also announced their tentative 2009-10 track and field indoor and outdoor season schedules. The team will open the schedule at the Middle Tennessee State Christmas Invitational (12/12) in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

In 2010, the team will then host the Ed Temple Classic (1/10) before heading to Carbondale, Ill. to compete in Southern Illinois' SASF Invitational (1/15-15).  

Two weeks later, the team will compete at home in the TSU Invite (2/6) before heading to MTSU's Valentine Invitational (2/13). After an open week, TSU will host the OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship from Feb. 26-27.

The outdoor season will open in Atlanta, Ga. at the Morehouse Relays (3/19), just one week prior to the TSU Invite (3/27) held at the Ed Temple Track and Field Complex.

The Flying Tigers will then head to Clarksville, Tenn. to compete in the Austin Peay State Invite (4/3) before hosting their second outdoor meet of the season, the 8th Annual Boston-Moon Classic (4/10).

Head Coach Kelly Carter will then take the Tigers to Auburn, Ala. to compete at his alma mater's Auburn Invitational.

If competition performances permit, the Tigers will run in the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Penn.The regular outdoor season will then conclude at the OVC Outdoor Championship hosted by Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tenn.