TSU Claims Five Titles on Final Day of OVC Indoor
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State finished fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday held at the Gentry Center.

The Tigerbelles accumulated 83 points finishing fourth behind Eastern Illinois (149.5), Eastern Kentucky (101) and Jacksonville State (86). The Flying Tigers compiled 87 points in 16 events.

TSU earned five more individual titles on Saturday. For the Tigerbelles, Gabrielle Todd ran 56.08 in the 400-meter dash to pick up the gold medal.

Todd was part of the first leg in the 4x400-meter relay champions. Other members of that squad included Kya Riley, Breanna Adams and Ashontae Jackson. The quartet ran the mile in 3:47.70.

Jackson, a freshman for TSU, completed fourth place finishes in the 55-meter dash (7.19) and 200-meter dash (25.09).

Senior Daniecce Ward captured the women's triple jump with a leap of 12.22-meters.

Memphis native Arthur Combest came charging to claim the 55-meter hurdles title in 7.50. In the triple jump, Avian Hughes used his final attempt to leap 14.46-meters to claim the OVC crown.

Michael Johnson placed third in the 200-meter dash, sprinting in 22.23 seconds. LeQuinn Davis earned a pair of fourth place finishes in the 55-meter (6.49) and 200-meter dash (22.26).

The Flying Tigers (Johnson, Lamonte Burton, Davis, Julian Mallory) grabbed second in the men's 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:18.91.

Tennessee State opens the 2012 outdoor season on Saturday, March 10 at the Florida A&M Relays.

Tigerbelles Saturday Final Results

55m Dash Finals
Ashontae Jackson (4) 7.19

200m Dash Finals
Ashontae Jackson (4) 25.09

400m Dash Finals
Gabrielle Todd (1) 56.08

800m Run Finals
Breanna Adams (6) 2:19.06

55m Hurdles
Brielle Moore (8) 11.15

4x400m Relays
Gabrielle Todd, Kya Riley, Breanna Adams, Ashontae Jackson  (1) 3:47.70

Triple Jump
Daniecce Ward (1) 12.22m
Ja'Lyn Burr (4) 11.80m
Felicia Oladokun (6) 11.52m

Weight Throw
Brittani Logan (5) 15.02m
Cierra Joshua (8) 12.84m
Jasmine Merriweather (15) 11.49m
Kai Senaya (15) 10.16m

Flying Tigers Saturday Final Results

55m Dash Finals
LeQuinn Davis (4) 6.49

200m Dash Finals
Michael Johnson (3) 22.23
LeQuinn Davis (4) 22.26
Julian Mallory (5) 22.47

400m Dash Finals
Michael Johnson (4) 49.29
Lamonte Burton (5) 50.73
Osafa Hippolyte (6) 51.48

800m Run Finals
Jamill Jackson (6) 1:55.75

Mile Run
Adrian McDaniel (8) 4:47.96
Christopher Hobbs (9) 4:51.29
Desmond Trice (10) 4:58.84

55m Hurdles Finals
Arthur Combest (1) 7.50

Triple Jump
Avian Hughes (1) 14.46m
Markeith Price (8) 13.45m

Weight Throw
Alex Griffin (7) 12.11m