NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sunday Tennessee State will host the first of two home indoor track and field meets.
The meet will begin at 8 a.m. with the mile run and field events, concluding with the 4x400 relays.
The Ed Temple Classic features seven teams, three of them HBCUs (Alabama A&M, Florida A&M and Jackson State), competing in 34 events.
Both the Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles return to action after taking nearly a month off for the winter holidays. The two groups last competed at the Middle Tennessee Christmans Invitational on Dec. 7.
The women’s side took dual meets against Western Kentucky, 230-110 and Austin Peay, 218.5-147.5. Middle Tennessee State was the only group to top the Tigerbelles, and they did so by the narrowest of margins, 193.5-187.5.
Tenneessee State’s men’s team split its pair of dual meets against Western Kentucky and MTSU. The Flying Tigers edged out the Hilltoppers 60-56 and dropped their contest against the Blue Raiders 64-38.
The Tigerbelles’ freshman Amber Hughes posted the best finish winning the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 7.95 seconds. Hughes was followed closely by fellow freshman India Smith who finished fourth in the event at 8.30 seconds.
For the men, two first place finishes highlighted the invitational. The 4X440 A relay topped the eight team field with a time of 3:16.66, the relay included: senior Michael Johnson, freshman Perry Stokes, junior Osafa Hippolyte and Joshua Price. The Tigers also finished with the top four spots in the high jump, with junior Daryl Rice’s jump of 2.03 meters winning the event.