Flying Tigers open 2011 at home in ETC
Friday, January 7, 2011


Nashville, Tenn. - To open the 2011 schedule, The Tennessee State University Flying Tigers will compete at home in the 11th Annual Ed Temple Indoor Track and Field Classic.

The meet is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8, on the Wilma Rudolph Indoor Track inside the Gentry Center.

The competition honors former and legendary TSU Tigerbelles head coach Ed Temple.

The running events will resume at 10:30 a.m. with the women's 55m hurdles. The meet will then move to a rolling schedule per event with a two-heat final in the 55m hurdles and dash.

With more than 300 competitors entered, the pool of men and women teams include:  Alabama A&M, Florida A&M (F) Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee State, Savannah State, Southern, Troy (F) Western Kentucky.

The Flying Tigers popped the season off at the Middle Tennessee State Christmas Invitational in mid December. They credit one win, three second and two third-place awards, to their first meet of the 2010-11 season. RECAP...

Chris Hobbs led the way winning his first career indoor race in the 800m with a time of 1:59.35.

At last year's ETC, Arthur Combest is the only returner who knotted a stellar performance finishing second in the high jump overall with a vault of 6"08.25 (2.04m). The 4x400m relay finished third with a time of 3:22.14. RECAP...

Up next, the Tigerbelles will move on to the Southern Illinois' Saluki Open in Carbondale, Ill. from Jan. 14-15.