Tigerbelles add win in final day of OVC Championship
Sunday, February 27, 2011

Charleston, Ill. - The Tennessee State University Tigerbelles tallied their second gold medal of the 2011 OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship, on day two, courtesy of Gabrielle Todd's first-place finish in the 400m.

In the team standings, TSU ended the competition in fifth with 48 points. The Tigerbelles improved from last year's seventh place finish in the indoor championship.

Eastern Illinois women's team clinched the title with three events remaining as they finished with 177.3 points.  Eastern Kentucky was second at 139.5 followed by Southeast Missouri at 106.5 with Jacksonville State moving into fourth place with 63.3 points.

Following TSU in the overall ranking, Austin Peay placed sixth with 38 while Murray State scored 28.3 and Tennessee Tech scored 23 to round out the field.

Todd wins her first OVC crown after entering the meet and finals of the 400m with the fourth fastest time. She recorded a personal best with her winning time of 56.42 (#55.72).

Todd joined the 4x400m relay (Kya Riley, Daniell Exum, Ashley Taylor) to pick up third in the final event of the meet with a time of 3:52.41.

After winning the long jump in day one, Martinique Guice finished fifth in the 60m at 7.62 seconds.

Also on the track, Brittney Washington ran a personal best to enter the finals of the 800m but could not capitalize on her performance on day one. She scored in the event with an eighth-place finish with a time of 2:24.41.

In the field events, TSU tacked on a pair of seventh-place finishes in the shot put and triple jump.

Teannah Holland tossed 40'8.75" (12.41m) in the shot put and Daniecce Ward ended her event with a mark of 36' 01.25" (11.00m).

Next up, the Tigerbelles will start the 2011 outdoor season at the Florida A&M (FAMU) Relays in Tallahassee, Fla. from March 11-12.