Track and Field Opens Outdoor Season at Rhodes College
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Nashville, Tenn. – After completing a successful Indoor Schedule, the Tennessee State track and field teams will now turn their focus to the Outdoor Season starting with Saturday’s Rhodes Open.

In February’s OVC Tournament, Britani Logan placed second in the weight throw with a toss of 18.5 meters. Logan won the title in last year’s conference outdoor championships.


The Tigerbelles jumpers also helped the TSU cause in the school’s last meet as Gabrielle Todd won the high jump with a leap of 1.71 meters and Ashontae Jackson who took home first place with a hop of 5.91 meters. Ja’Lyn Burr rounded out the winners for the Tigerbelles by placing first in the triple jump with a 12.25-meter leap. Felecia Oladakun also picked up four points for TSU by placing fifth in the event.


The Flying Tigers’ tournament started off really well with Daryl Rice, Sean Jenkins and Shaquille Cragwall each placing in the high jump. Rice placed first with a hop of 2.06 meters.


Also performing well in the jumps was Royce Dates who placed second in the long jump with final of 7.38 meters. He also finished third in the triple jump with a leap of 14.21 meters.


However, Dates finished behind teammate Tyler Anderson who won the triple jump after hopping 14.45 meters.


Saturday’s open will begin with the field events at 9 a.m. and continue with the short-distance running events at 11:45 a.m. The meet will conclude with the triple jump at 1 p.m.


--TSU Tigers--