Beard, Thompson Earn Top Finishes at Vanderbilt Opener for the Tigerbelles
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Beard, Thompson Earn Top Finishes at Vanderbilt Opener for the Tigerbelles
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics

FULL RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY – By Sam Jordan

NASHVILLE --- Cyra Beard won the high jump and Mikayla Thompson captured first in the shot put to lead the Tennessee State women’s track and field team at the Vanderbilt Opener on Saturday in the first indoor meet of the season for the Tigerbelles.

Beard cleared 1.73m (5’8”) to best the field in the high jump, while Thompson reached 14.68m (48’2”) in the shot put in her first collegiate action. Beard also came away with a top two finish in the triple jump, reaching a distance of 12.16m (39’10.75”) for second overall.

As a team, TSU registered 15 top 10 finishes on the day.

The Tigerbelles return to action for the Ed Temple Classic on Jan. 7 at the Gentry Center.

Women’s High Jump
1.73m (5’8”) – Cyra Beard – 1st Place
1.63m (5’4.25”) – Kassandra Sanders – T-4th Place
1.63m (5’4.25”) – Jalyn Bowen – T-4th Place

Women’s Shot Put
14.68m (48’2”) – Mikayla Thompson – 1st Place

Women’s Triple Jump
12.16m (39’10.75”) – Cyra Beard – 2nd Place
11.60m (38’0.75”) – Brejhe’ Halls – 5th Place
11.37m (37’3.75”) – Angel Horton – 7th Place
11.18m (36’8.25”) – Gabrielle Younginer – 8th Place

Women’s Weight Throw
16.68m (54’8.75”) – Daimer Gordon – 6th Place
15.78m (51’9.25”) – Amani Taylor - 7th Place

Women’s Long Jump
5.26m (17’3.25”) – Gabrielle Younginer – T-10th Place
5.26m (17’3.25”) – Angel Horton – T-10th Place

Women’s 400m
57.33 – Mikayla Banks – 6th Place

Women’s 800m
2:24.29 – Christian Pryor – 9th Place
2:24.49 – Kayla Pryor – 10th Place

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