NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Kicking off the 2015-16 indoor season at the Vanderbilt Season Opener on Saturday, the Tennessee State men's track and field team received a number of strong performances to begin the season on a high note.
The Tigers put on a dominating performance, finishing 1-2-3 in the 200m. Donning a TSU uniform for the first time in official competition, freshman Malik Wright clocked in at 22.02 to win the event. Senior Jerome Henderson III was not far behind in second at 22.09 with sophomore James Stewart taking third in 22.21, his best career indoor 200m time.
Henderson III also had a strong finish in the 60m, earning sixth in 6.95.
Reigning Ohio Valley Conference 800m runner-up Quamel Prince took home third in the event on the day, crossing the finish line in 1:51.13.
In the 4x400m relay, Prince and Wright teamed with senior Jason Griffin and sophomore Jontue McDowell to put together a second-place finish with a time of 3:16.85.
For the Flying Tigers in the field events, the top performance came in the triple jump with freshman Marc McCoy capturing third place in his first career event. McCoy reached 14.89m (48’10.25”) on his final attempt of the day. Senior Shaquille Cragwall had a pair of good performances, placing fourth in the triple jump in 14.65m (48'0.75) and fourth in the long jump with a distance of 7.01m (23’).
Tennessee State will break for finals and the holidays before returning to action with the Ed Temple Classic on Jan. 10 at home at the Gentry Center.