The Tigerbelles and Flying Tigers are coming off 15 podium finishes at the 62nd annual Florida A&M Relays. This weekend, TSU competes against several HBCUs including Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M and Tuskegee.
The Tigers compete in the men's Steeplechase on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (CT). The field events kick off Saturday at 8 a.m. (CT) with the men's javelin, while the running events also start at 9 a.m. with the 10,000-meter run. The running events continue on a rolling schedule with the college field events concluding around 2 p.m. (CT).
Two Flying Tigers are ranked nationally after the first weekend of outdoor meets. Sophomore Royce Dates' mark of 7.22m (23-8 ¼) in the long jump is good for fifth nationally. Arthur Combest's time of14.72 in the 110-meter hurdles is 12th best as of this week.
For the Tigerbelles, there are three athletes with top-30 marks. Ashontae Jackson is 21st in the long jump (18-2 ½, 5.55m) and 23rd in the 100m dash (12.15).
Junior Gabrielle Todd has the 25th best time in the 400-meter dash (57.16) and the 30th national mark in the high jump (5-3 ¼, 1.61m). In the triple jump, Ja'Lyn Burr's leap of 11.43m (37-6) is rated as 18th in the NCAA.
The women's 4x400-meter relay team of Breanna Adams, Jackson, Kya Riley and Todd ranks 13th with a time of 3:51.72.
Results of this weekend's meet will be available online at TSUTigers.com after the conclusion of the meet.
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