The Tennessee State University men and women's track and field teams jump started the 2012 season on Saturday by hosting the 13th annual Ed Temple Classic, held on the Wilma Rudolph Track inside the Gentry Center.
TSU competed against nine other teams which included Alabama A&M, Austin Peay, Chattahoochee Tech, Florida A&M, Jackson State, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee, Savannah State, and Western Kentucky.
For the Tigerbelles, the 4x400m relay team who consisted of Ashontae Jackson, Diera Taylor, Kya Riley, and Gabrielle Todd finished in third place with a time of 3:57.28.
Individually, Todd finished first in the 400m dash with a time of 57.88. Kya Riley finished in seventh with a time of 1:00.48
Charita Harris placed seventh in the women's 800m run with a time of 2:27.27
Daniecce Ward earned a third place finish with her effort in the high jump with a mark of 5-04.25 (1.6m) and later placed sixth in the long jump and the triple jump with markings of 18-09.25 (5.72m) and 37-11.50 (11.57m)
Tiffany Harris finished with time of 12:09.32 in the 3000m run, which landed her in sixth place. Later in the day she recorded a time of 6:08.83, which was good for tenth place in the one-mile race.
Brittani Logan registered a third place finish with a mark of 42-02.75 (12.87m) in the shot put and a second place finish in the weight throw with a showing of 49-02.50 (15.00m)
For the Flying Tigers, Arthur Combest placed in fifth in the 55m hurdles with a time of 7.62. Combest also earned a first place finish in the high jump with a mark of 6-08.00 (2.03m).
Adrien Hill managed a fifth place spot in the long jump with a mark of 23-01.75 (7.05m) and a seventh place finish in the triple jump with showing of 44-00.00 (13.41m)
Alex Griffin threw a mark of 45-06.25 (13.87m) in the shot put, which was good for fourth place. Griffin later went and placed eighth in the weight throw with a showing of 31-10.25 (9.71m).
TSU had 3 top-ten finishes in the 200m dash. Micheal Johnson came in fourth with a time of 22.53. LeQuinn Davis placed sixth with a mark of 22.61, and Lamonte Burton finished tenth with a time of 22.80.
Johnson had a strong showing in the 400m dash, registering a third place showing with a mark of 50.04. Adivan McDaniel managed a sixth place finish with a time of 9:36.73 in the 3000m run.
In the 800m race, Jamill Jackson earned a second place spot with a time of 1:58.37.
Next up, TSU will head to Chapel Hill when they will compete in the Dick Taylor Invitational, hosted by the University of North Carolina, January 13-14.
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