Flying Tigers back in the blocks for the TSU Invite
Friday, January 28, 2011


Nashville, Tenn. - The men's track and field team will compete at home in TSU Invite on Saturday, Jan. 29, inside the Gentry Center.

The meet is set to begin at 8 a.m. on the Wilma Rudolph Indoor Track with the field events, starting with the pole vault.

The running events will start at 10:30 a.m. with the 55m hurdles and will continue with a rolling schedule. There will be two heat finals in the 55m hurdles and 55m dash.

Teams scheduled to compete include: Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Alabama-Huntsville, Albany State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Austin Peay State, Bethel (Tenn.), Bevill State, Chattahoochee, Tech, Covenant, Jackson State, Jacksonville State, Lipscomb, Miles, Mississippi Valley State, Savannah State, Sewanee, Tennessee Tech, Union and Vanderbilt.

The Flying Tigers are coming off the Blue Raider Invitational hosted by Middle Tennessee State. Michael Rideout won the 400m and was named the Ohio Valley Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week. RECAP...

This will be the team's second competition at home this season after running in the Ed Temple Classic earlier this month. The Flying Tigers picked up several top-three finishes with Julian Mallory spotlighting the team's overall performance with a win in the 200m (22.31 secs). RECAP...

For their next meet, TSU will return to Murfreesboro, Tenn. for the second time this year when they compete in the Middle Tennessee State Invitational. The meet is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5.