TSU Has Strong Showing at Baskin Weems Relays
Columbia, S.C. – The Tennessee State men’s and women’s track teams competed against 29 opponents in Saturday’s Baskin Weems Relays and secured 12 top-five finishes.
In the field events, Ashontae Jackson won the women’s long jump with a leap of 5.52 meters, which was nearly half a meter farther than the competition.
The Tigerbelles also performed well in the triple jump as Ja’Lyn Burr and Felicia Oladakun placed second and fourth, respectively, with hops of 11.4 and 11.33 meters.
Angel Davis was another standout performer for TSU, as the freshman had the second-longest discus toss of the day at 38.99 meters.
For the Flying Tigers, Jason Griffin cracked the top-five in the 110-meter hurdles by placing fourth with a final time of 15.18 seconds.
In the men’s high jump, Tennessee State dominated the competition as Daryl Rice won the event with a leap of two meters and Sean Jenkins took second with a jump of 1.95 meters.
The Flying Tigers were nearly just as successful in the long jump as Tyler Anderson won the event with a final of 6.71 meters. Teammate Royce Dates leapt 6.46 meters, which was good enough for fifth place.
Anderson also finished fifth in the triple jump, skipping 13.53 meters.
In the track events, Quanisha Sales placed third in the women’s 200-meter dash with a time of 25.52 seconds. She then paired with Jackson, Clairwin Dameus and Diera Taylor to take home second in the 4x100 meter relay.
Oteia Prince also finished second in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase, completing the event in 10:29.35.
TSU will take a weekend off of competitions to prepare for the Pepsi- Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. on April 5.