Tennessee State T&F Completes Illini Classic
Sunday, January 22, 2012

Champaign, Ill. - The Tennessee State University track & field teams put together 20 top-10 finishes at the Illini Classic hosted by the University of Illinois on Saturday.

The Tigerbelles were led by Felicia Oladokun who finished sixth in the women's triple jump, leaping a distance of 11.20-meters. The freshman also registered a 10th place finish in the long jump (5.03m). Her teammate, Ashontae Jackson claimed ninth with a leap of 5.13m.

Jackson also earned TSU's top finish in the 60-meter dash preliminaries (7.83, 10th) and the 200-meter dash (25.89, 11th).

Sophomore Breanna Adams set a season-best in the 800-meter run with a pace of 2:24.70, placing 12th overall in the meet.

Leading the Flying Tigers was Royce Dates with a distance of 6.89-meters in the long jump. His finished tied him for third in the meet and was the Tigers' only podium finish.

Arthur Combest had a solid day, recording a fourth place height of 1.94-meters in the high jump. Combest also inked a season-best run of 8.24 seconds in the 60-meter hurdle finals, placing sixth overall.

Mt. Juliet native Sean Jenkins finished fifth in the high jump, notching a mark of 1.89-meters. Avian Hughes claimed sixth in the triple jump, clearing a distance of 13.17-meters.

Other Flying Tigers setting season-bests were Desmond Trice with a run of 2:02.72 (7th) in the 800-meter run and Alex Griffin with his toss of 10.05-meters (16th) in the weight throw.

Overall, the Tigerbelles claimed an eighth place finish with seven points, while the Flying Tigers earned sixth with 35.5 points at the Illini Classic.

TSU returns to action next Sunday, Jan. 29 with the annual TSU Invite held at the Gentry Center.


TIGERBELLES RESULTS

60m Dash Preliminaries
Ashontae Jackson - 7.83 (10)
Brittany Betts - 8.21 (24)

200m Dash
Ashontae Jackson - 25.89 (11)
Diera Taylor - 26.44 (15)
Brittany Betts - 27.27 (17)

400m Dash
Kya Riley - 1:01.22 (12)
Diera Taylor - 1:01.70 (14)
Felicia Oladokun - 1:03.89 (15)

800m Run
Breanna Adams - 2:24.70 (12)
Charita Harris - 2:24.86 (13)
Leah Carr - 2:39.08 (22)

60m Hurdles Preliminaries
Brielle Moore - 9.36 (11)
LaTia Carney - 9.53 (12)

Long Jump
Ashontae Jackson - 5.13m (9)
Felicia Oladakun - 5.03m (T-10)

Triple Jump
Felicia Oladokun - 11.20m (6)

Shot Put
Brittani Logan - 10.47m (14)

FLYING TIGERS RESULTS

60m Dash Preliminaries
LeQuinn Davis - 7.11 (12)
Travon Alexander - 7.15 (15)
Julian Mallory - 7.23 (19)
Royce Dates - 7.27 (T-20)

200m Dash
Lamonte Burton - 22.58 (7)
Michael Johnson - 22.80 (10)
LeQuinn Davis - 22.90 (12)
Julian Mallory - 22.99 (14)
Osafa Hippolyte - 23.71 (17)
Travon Alexander - 23.79 (18)
Sean Jenkins - 25.14 (21)

400m Dash
Lamonte Burton - 51.04 (9)
Michael Johnson - 51.24 (10)
Osafa Hippolyte - 53.08 (14)
Tamorron Key - 53.33 (15)

600m Run
Jamill Jackson - 1:24.08 (9)

800m Run
Desmond Trice - 2:02.72 (7)
Jonathan Owens - 2:03.48 (8)
Christopher Hobbs - 2:04.18 (9)
Donnie Johnson - 2:06.73 (10)

Mile Run
Christopher Hobbs - 4:45.86 (12)
Jonathan Owens - 4:48.39 (13)
Donnie Johnson - 5:02.97 (14)

60m Hurdles Preliminaries
Arthur Combest - 8.67q (8)

60m Hurdles Finals
Arthur Combest - 8.24 (6)

High Jump
Arthur Combest - 1.94m (4)
Sean Jenkins - 1.89m (5)

Long Jump
Royce Dates - 6.89m (T-3)
Avian Hughes - 6.59m (6)
Adrien Hill - 6.56m (7)

Triple Jump
Avian Hughes - 13.17m (6)

Shot Put
Alex Griffin - 12.62m (11)

Weight Throw
Alex Griffin - 10.05m (16)

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