TIGERBELLES PLACE 2ND AT OVC TRACK & FIELD OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP -- DOMINIQUE WARD NAMED FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP --CHAMPIONSHIP
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee State's Dominique Ward earned Female Athlete of the Championship honor. Ward took first in the 400 meters with a time of 53.39, recording the second fastest-ever at the OVC Championships. She was also apart of the winning 4x400-meter relay team (3:42.93). Mariele Hill takes 2nd place in 100 Meter dash with a time of (12.43) followed by Tierra Boyd who placed 3rd with a time of (12.48). Gladys Williams placed 8th in the 100 Meter Hurdles with a time of (15.75) Dominique Ward took 2nd place in the 200 meter dash with a time of (24.05) and Tierra Boyd took 3rd place with a time of (24.40). Gladys Williams took 4th place in the 400 meter dash with a time of (1:02.48) and teammate Salisha Marryshow took 6th place with a time of (1:05.09). Daniele Abraham took 2nd place in the 800 meter run with a time of (2:11.35) and Felicia Jeffers took 3rd with a time of (2:13.21). The TSU 4x100 meter relay team composed of Mariele Hill, Tierra Boyd, Michelle Stinnette, and Dominique Ward took 2nd place with a time of (46.72). The TSU 4x400 meter relay team of Dominique Ward, Salisha Marryshow, Porsche Buckner and Tierra Boyd won the race with a time of (3:42.93). Kathy Onwu took 5th place in the Discus with a throw of 128'10" and Jessica Sesson took 8th place with a throw of (117'05"). Gladys Williams won the high jump with a leap of 5'07" effort while teammate Lanika Horn took 5th place with a jump of (5'03"). Toya Sessions took 6th place in the long jump with a leap of (17'10.25"). Gladys Williams took 4th place in the triple jump with a leap of (38"07.50" The Eastern Illinois women won the 2007 O'Reilly Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. EIU was first with 197 points with Tennesseee State (106.5) and Southeast Missouri (105) following in second and third. Jacksonville State (96), Murray State (67), Samford (64), Austin Peay (31.5), Tennessee Tech (23.0) and Morehead State (7) completed the women's field. All event winners along with any athletes hitting the NCAA Regional Standards gained berths at the upcoming NCAA Regional Meet, May 25-26, as the OVC is an automatic qualifier to the NCAA championships.