Ed Temple Classic Set For Saturday At The Gentry Center
Thursday, January 3, 2013

NASHVILLE, TENN. - The Tennessee State University men's and women's track & field programs resume the 2012-13 Indoor season by hosting the 14th annual Ed Temple Classic on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Gentry Center. Field events are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. with running events beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles compete in their second meet this season, after competing in the Christmas Invitational hosted by Middle Tennessee on Dec. 8. The Ed Temple Classic pays homage to legendary Tigerbelles Coach Ed Temple, who helped the squad to 34 national titles during his tenure.

A total of eight NCAA Division I universities will compete in the meet, including local programs Austin Peay, Lipscomb and Middle Tennessee. Other regional programs consist of Alabama A&M, Florida A&M, Jackson State, Alabama State, Bethel and Victory University (Memphis).

The field events start with the high jump at 8 a.m. and conclude with the weight throw. The mile run is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. The 55-meter Hurdle preliminaries will start the remaining running events approximately at 10:30 a.m. and the meet will conclude with the thrilling 4x400-meter relay.

Admission to Saturday's meet is free and open to the public. Results from Saturday's meet will be posted online at TSUTigers.com.

Field Events - Start at 8 a.m.
High Jump (Women then Men)
Long Jump (Men then Women)
Triple Jump (Men then Women)
Shot Put (Women then Men)
Weight Throw (Women then Men)
*** Each athlete receives 4 attempts per field event (LJ, TJ, SP and WT)

Running Events
Mile Run (Men then Women) - 8 a.m.
55m Hurdle Prelims (Women then Men) - 10:30 a.m.
55m Dash Prelims (Women then Men)
Distance Medley Relay (Women then Men)
55m Hurdles Finals (Women then Men) - Two Heat Finals
55m Dash Finals (Women then Men) - Two Heat Finals
400m Dash (Women then Men)
800m Run (Women then Men)
200m Dash (Women then Men)
3,000m Run (Women then Men)
4x4m Relay (Women then Men)

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