THE FIELD: Austin Peay (W), Belmont (M/W), Eastern Illinois (M/W), Jacksonville State (W), Morehead State (M/W), Murray State (W), Southeast Missouri (M/W), SIUE (M/W), Tennessee State (M/W), Tennessee Tech (W), UT Martin (M/W)
LAST TIME OUT: The Tigers went out to Memphis Invitational and set school records as Michael Willingham, Jr. delivered a prolific throw of 52.94 in the javelin. Four other Flying Tigers came away with top-10 finishes.
The Tigerbelles dominated with 10 top-10 finishes, led by Mikayla Thompson who had a second-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 14.95m. Amani Taylor tossed the discus 42.09m for a ninth place finish. Nigeria Starks ran a 14.10 100-meter hurdles to finish fifth and Angel Horton 11.82m in triple jump.
AT LAST YEAR’S EVENTS: The Tigerbelles earned third overall with the help of Mikayla Thompson, Amani Taylor, Kyla Jimmar and the 4x100m relay team with 87 team points. Thompson took home the gold in shot put. Amani Taylor silver medaled.
The Flying Tigers came away with six medals earning sixth place. TSU captured four gold medals in the 4x100m relay, 4x400 relay, 200m and 400m. James Faison, David Jones, Jamario Scott and R’Lazon Brumfield teamed up for a winning time of 41.15 in the 4x100m.
CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: The Tigerbelles have won four Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, most recently taking home the title in 2015. TSU’s women’s program also won OVC Outdoor Championships in 2001, 2002 and 2008. On the men’s side, TSU is looking for its first OVC Championship for indoor or outdoor.
RANKINGS IN THE EAST REGION AMONG NCAA DIVISION I STUDENT-ATHLETES: The NCAA Selection Committee accepts the top-48 performers in each individual event and the top-24 relay teams in both relays to compete at each site hosting the NCAA Preliminary Rounds for a total of 96 individuals and 48 relays competing nationwide. Here is how individuals from TSU currently rank in the East Region:
- 8 – R’Lazon Brumfield – Long Jump – 7.89m (25’ 10.75”)
- 11 – R’Lazon Brumfield – Triple Jump – 15.85m (52’0”)