Tigerbelles Claim 2008 OVC Outdoor Track Title
Sunday, May 4, 2008
TSU's Chandra Cheeseborough Named OVC Women's Coach of the Year

 

 

The Tennessee State Tigerbelles surged from a fourth place first-day 30.50 points to overwhelm the field, finishing with 164.50 points to win the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field title Saturday (5/03) at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, MO. The Tigerbelles won their third outdoor title, adding this title to their Indoor Championship in 2008.

On the women’s side, Samford finished second with 118.50 points followed by Eastern Illinois (111.50), Southeast Missouri (95), Murray State (70.50), Austin Peay (63.50), Jacksonville State (63.50), Tennessee Tech (31), Eastern Kentucky (21) and Morehead State (1).

TSU coach Chandra Cheeseborough was named 2008 OVC Coach of the Year, her third, which also adds to her 2008 OVC Indoor Coach of the Year designation.

Senior Dominique Ward-Holmes , the 2008 OVC Female Track "Athlete of the Year", qualified for the NCAA Regional in the 200 meter dash (23.57) and the 400 meter dash (53.25) setting a new OVC record in the 400 meter event. She also anchored the first place finishing Tigerbelle 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.


The anatomy of the Tigerbelles’ victory is as follows:

100 meter dash

  • - 1 - Martinique Guice (12.14)
  • - 2 - Tierra Boyd (12.17)
  • - 5- Richesa McCaleb (12.25)

200 meter dash

  • - 1-Dominique Ward-Holmes (23.57)
  • - 2 -Tierra Boyd (24.81)
  • - 4-Richesa McCaleb (24.95)

400 meter dash

  • - 1-Dominique Ward Holmes (53.25)
  • - 4-Danielle Exum (57.61)
  • - 8-Brittanny Jackson (1:00.08)

800 meter run

  • - 2-Danielle Abraham (2:10.53)
  • - 4-Felecia Jeffers (2:16.36)

400 hurdles

  • - 1-Salisha Marryshow (1:01.16)
  • - 8-Gladys Williams (1:10.52)

4x100 relay

  • - 1-TSU - 45.96 (Richesa McCaleb, Tierra Boyd, Martinique Guice, Dominique Ward-Holmes)
  • 4x400 relay
  • - 1-TSU - 3:45.10 (Salisha Marryshow, Tierra Boyd, Danielle Abraham, Dominique Ward-Holmes)

High Jump

  • - 2-Lanika Horn (5-06.00 misses)
  • - 3-Gladys Williams (5-04.25)

Long Jump

  • - 6-Martinique Guice (18-09.25)

Triple Jump

  • - 2-Lanika Horn (41.00.50)
  • - 7-Toya Sessoms (38:06.00)

Discus

  • - 4-Tanesha Campbell (135-07)
  • - 7-Ebonie Jackson (129-10)

Shot Put

  • - 2-Tanesha Campbell (46-05.25)
  • - 3-Kathy Onwu (45-08.50)