2017-18 Women's Cross Country / Track and Field Season in Review
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
2017-18 Women's Cross Country / Track and Field Season in Review

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  • OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE TEAM FINISHES
    • Cross Country – 12th out of 12 (354 points)
    • Indoor Track and Field – 5th out of 12 (65 points)
    • Outdoor Track and Field – 3rd out of 12 (87 points)

  • During the indoor track and field season, Tennessee State earned three OVC Weekly Awards.
    • 1/9/18 – Cyra Beard – Field Athlete of the Week
    • 2/7/18 – Angel Horton – Field Athlete of the Week
    • 2/14/18 – Angel Horton – Co-Field Athlete of the Week

  • For her performance during the indoor season, freshman Angel Horton earned Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year.
  • At the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship, held in Charleston, Ill., TSU won four medals. 
    • OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship Gold Medals (0)
      • None

    • OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship Silver Medals (3)
      • Pentathlon – Grenetria Shell – 3,441 points
      • High Jump – Cyra Beard – 1.70m (5’7”)
      • Shot Put – Mikayla Thompson – 14.16m (46’5.5”)

    • OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship Bronze Medals (1)
      • Weight Throw – Daimer Gordon – 17.45m (57’3”)

  • During the outdoor track and field season, Tennessee State earned one OVC Weekly Awards.
    • 3/21/18 – Cyra Beard – Field Athlete of the Week

  • At the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship, held in Cookeville, Tenn., TSU won five individual medals and one in the 4x100m relay.
    • OVC Outdoor Track and Field Championship Gold Medals (2)
      • Long Jump – Gabrielle Younginer – 6.08m (19’11.5”)
      • Shot Put – Mikayla Thompson – 15.54m (51’0”)

    • OVC Outdoor Track and Field Championship Silver Medals (2)
      • High Jump – Cyra Beard – 1.73m (5’8”)
      • Discus – Amani Taylor – 47.30m (155’2”)

    • OVC Outdoor Track and Field Championship Bronze Medals (2)
      • 100m Hurdles – Kyla Jimmar – 14.22
      • 4x100m Relay – Kyla Jimmar, Amber McCroskey, Angel Horton, Lakeia Hill – 46.53
  • Cyra Beard (High Jump) and Mikayla Thompson (Shot Put) qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Tampa, Fla. during the outdoor season. Beard tied for 22nd place in the high jump (1.70m – 5’7”). Thompson earned 41st place with a shot put distance of 14.71m (48’3.25”).

  • TSU Director of Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice served as an assistant coach for USA at the IAAF World Indoor Championships on March 1-4 in Birmingham, U.K.

  • During the cross country season, freshman Rebekah Wynn was TSU’s top finisher in all five events. Seniors Kayla Pryor and Christian Pryor finished second and third respectively among TSU runners in all five events.

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