Younginer Wins Long Jump for Tigerbelles on Day Two of OVC Championship
Friday, May 11, 2018
Younginer Wins Long Jump for Tigerbelles on Day Two of OVC Championship
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics

PHOTO GALLERY | DAY TWO RESULTS

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. --- Gabrielle Younginer won the long jump and Cyra Beard took second in the high jump for the Tennessee State women’s track and field team on day two of the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship. As a team, the Tigerbelles are in ninth place with 23 points entering the final day of competition.

  • For Younginer, who is a junior, it is her first career OVC medal.
  • Younginer’s winning long jump distance of 6.08m (19’11.5”) is a personal record. Entering Friday, her previous career best was 5.72m (18’9”) from the 2017 OVC Indoor Championship.
  • Beard earned her seventh career OVC medal and her fifth in the high jump.
  • The senior cleared 1.73m (5’8”) on her first attempt at the height to pick up eight points for TSU.
  • Grenetria Shell added one point with an eighth place finish in the long jump. Shell reached 5.71m (19’9”).
  • The Tigerbelles positioned themselves for more points in Saturday’s finale thanks to strong performances in Friday’s preliminary round.
  • In the 400m hurdles, Shell and Ayana Eason are moving on to the finals. Shell placed third in the prelims in 1:02.89 with Eason taking sixth with a time of 1:05.38.
  •  TSU also has two advancing to the finals of the 100m hurdles. Kyla Jimmar secured fourth (14.03), while Beard finished eighth (14.55).
  • Staying on the track, Amber McCroskey took 7th in the prelims of the 100m in 12.08. Lakeia Hill added an eighth-place finish in both the 100m (12.14) and 200m (24.77) to advance to tomorrow’s finals.
  • The OVC Outdoor Championship concludes tomorrow.

 
OVC LONG JUMP CHAMPION -
 Gabrielle Younginer

 

 
OVC HIGH JUMP SILVER MEDALIST - Cyra Beard

 

Women’s Long Jump
6.08m (19’11.5”) – Gabrielle Younginer – 1st Place – 10 Points
5.71m (19’9”) – Grenetria Shell – 8th Place – 1 Point
5.56m (18’3”) – Brejhe’ Halls – 12th Place
5.48m (17’11.75”) - Angel Horton – 15th Place

Women’s High Jump
1.73m (5’8”) – Cyra Beard – 2nd Place – 8 Points

Women’s Javelin
29.92m (98’2”) – Amani Taylor – 14th Place

Women’s 100m – PRELIMS
12.08 – Amber McCroskey – 7th Place – ADVANCE
12.14 – Lakeia Hill – 8th Place – ADVANCE

Women’s 200m – PRELIMS
24.77 – Lakeia Hill – 8th Place – ADVANCE
25.02 – Kyla Jimmar – 10th Place
25.17 – Amber McCroskey – 13th Place
25.58 – Destiny Pennington – 18th Place

Women’s 400m – PRELIMS
57.05 – Mikayla Banks – 10th Place
59.80 – Robin Treadwell – 20th Place
1:00.11 – Jalyn Bowen – 22nd Place

Women’s 100m Hurdles – PRELIMS
14.03 – Kyla Jimmar – 4th Place – ADVANCE
14.55 – Cyra Beard – 8th Place – ADVANCE
14.63 – Grenetria Shell – 9th Place 

Women’s 400m Hurdles – PRELIMS
1:02.89 – Grenetria Shell – 3rd Place – ADVANCE
1:05.38 – Ayana Eason – 6th Place – ADVANCE

Women’s 800m – PRELIMS
2:25.99 – Rebekah Wynn – 20th Place

Women’s 3000m Steeple
13:19.04 – Rebekah Wynn – 17th Place

#BigBlueRising