Tigerbelles Complete Action at Blazer Invitational
Friday, January 12, 2018
Tigerbelles Complete Action at Blazer Invitational
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- Continuing a strong indoor season, the Tennessee State women’s track and field team performed well at the Blazer Invitational on Friday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Cyra Beard, the reigning Ohio Valley Conference Field Athlete of the Week, picked up a pair of top seven finishes on Friday. Beard earned fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 12.00m (39’4.5”) and secured seventh in the high jump by clearing 1.64m (5’4.5”).

In another solid performance in the field events, freshman Mikayla Thompson’s shot put distance of 14.51m (47’7.25”) helped her take home fifth place on the day.

Another freshman Zion White completed the 500m in 1:18.79 to take fifth place – TSU’s top finish on the track.

The Tigerbelles are back in action tomorrow at the Birmingham CrossPlex for the Vulcan Invitational.

Women’s Shot Put
14.51m (47’7.25”) – Mikayla Thompson – 5th Place

Women’s Long Jump
5.45m (17’10.75”) – Grenetria Shell – 7th Place
5.26m (17’3.25”) – Angel Horton – 14th Place

Women’s Triple Jump
12.00m (39’4.5”) – Cyra Beard – 4th Place
11.62m (38’1.5”) – Angel Horton – 9th Place

Women’s High Jump
1.64m (5’4.5”) – Cyra Beard – 7th Place

Women’s 300m
39.98 – Mikayla Banks – 13th Place

Women’s 500m
1:18.79 – Zion White – 5th Place
1:19.97 – Alexia King – 10th Place

Women’s 600m
1:34.97 – Christian Pryor – 9th Place

Women’s 4x400m relay
3:54.41 – C. Pryor, D. Pennington, A. King, M. Banks - 9th Place