Track & Field Hosts 10th Annual Boston-Moon Classic
Friday, April 13, 2012

The Tennessee State University men's and women's track & field teams host the 10th annual Boston-Moon Classic on Saturday, April 14 at the Edward S. Temple Track.

Running events start at 9:30am followed with field events at 10am. As of Friday, eight universities are slated to be at the event including Belmont, Middle Tennessee and Tennessee Tech.

Exciting events involving spectators are taking place on Saturday. Greek organizations and the TSU Track & Field Alumni will take part in a 4x100-meter relay event shortly after the collegiate 4x100 relay.

TSU returns from a two week hiatus after competing in three outdoor meets already. Currently, the TSU tracksters have 13 top-5 marks in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Freshman Ashontae Jackson is third in the league after her run of 24.25 in the 200-meter dash at the Weems-Baskin Invitational in South Carolina. Jackson, a native of Gordonsville, Va., is second in the women's long jump after distancing 18-5 ¼ (5.62m) at the Morehouse College Relays on March 15.

Also leading the way for the Tigerbelles is junior Gabrielle Todd. Her leap of 5-3 ¼ (1.61m) at the 62nd annual Florida A&M Relays ranks fifth in the OVC.

The Tigerbelles have three of the top-5 spots in the triple jump: Ja'Lyn Burr (38-0 ¾/11.60m/2nd), Felicia Oladokun (37-5/11.40m/3rd) and Daniecce Ward (37-3 ¾/11.37m/5th).

Arthur Combest leads the TSU hurdlers with his time of 14.72 in the 110-meter hurdles at the FAMU Relays. The junior ranks fifth in the men's high jump, clearing a height of 6-4 ¾ (1.95m) at the Weems-Baskin Invitational.

Jumps specialist Royce Dates holds the OVC's best mark of 23-10 (7.26m) in the long jump. Dates is tied 70th overall, but is expected to make big strides this weekend after taking two weeks of rest.

Results from Saturday's meet will be posted online at and