Flying Tigers Earn Four Top Finishes at Ed Temple Classic
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Flying Tigers Earn Four Top Finishes at Ed Temple Classic
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics

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NASHVILLE --- Four Flying Tigers earned top finishes at the Ed Temple Classic on Sunday as the Tennessee State men’s track and field team competed at the Gentry Center for the first time this indoor season.

On the track, James Faison posted the fastest 200m time, clocking in at 22.05 for first place. Thomas Mosley’s 800m time of 1:56.29 was good for first, while Jemarruse Amos won the finals of the 55m hurdles in 7.61.

Michael Willingham Jr. captured first in the weight throw with a distance of 15.24m (50’).

Among the three Division I teams competing, Tennessee State placed first with 60 points.

Next on the schedule for the Flying Tigers are the Blazer Invitational on Jan. 12 and the Vulcan Invitational on Jan. 13 – both in Birmingham, Ala.

Tennessee State Director of Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice
“To even mention Coach (Ed) Temple’s name in a sentence is a blessing and an honor to me. To be at home competing, you train on the track every day and you should be used to it. Sometimes you do well and sometimes you don’t. We’ve got to go back and start all over. It’s just a blessing and an honor to keep remembering Coach Temple.”
- On hosting the Ed Temple Classic


Men’s Long Jump
6.55m (21’6”) – Desmond Mayfield – 2nd Place
5.84m (19’2”) – Miles Archie – 4th Place

Men’s Shot Put
12.86m (42’2.25”) – Leelan Wilkins – 2nd Place
12.75m (41’10”) – Michael Willingham Jr. – 3rd Place

Men’s Weight Throw
15.24m (50’) – Michael Willingham Jr. – 1st Place
12.30m (40’4.25”) – Leelan Wilkins – 3rd Place

Men’s Mile
4:43.33 – Larry McNary – 3rd Place

Men’s 55m Hurdles Finals
7.61 – Jemarruse Amos – 1st Place
7.68 – Isaiah Olige – 2nd Place

Men’s 55m Finals
6.69 – James Stewart – 4th Place
6.73 – Jemarruse Amos – 5th Place

Men’s 400m
50.00 – Isaiah Olige – 3rd Place

Men’s 800m
1:56.29 – Thomas Mosley – 1st Place
1:57.78 – Marcus Abdul – 3rd Place
2:00.23 – Jontue McDowell – 4th Place

Men’s 200m
22:05 – James Faison – 1st Place
22.46 – David Jones – 2nd Place
22.63 – James Stewart – 5th Place

Team Scoring
1. Tennessee State – 60
2. Alabama A&M – 52
3. Middle Tennessee - 43