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TSU Men Place 2nd, Women 3rd at Thorobred Stampede
Friday, October 7, 2011
Frankfort, Ky. - Friday marked a successful run for the Tennessee State University men's and women's cross country teams as the Flying Tigers placed second and the Tigerbelles third at the Thorobred Stampede hosted by Kentucky State University.

The Flying Tigers claimed second in the men's 8K race with forty team points and five top-15 finishes. The Tigerbelles earned their best finish of the season after totaling 64 points and three top-15 finishes in the 5K race. Ohio Valley Conference foe Austin Peay won both the men's and women's events.

Chris Hobbs earned his third top-finish for TSU this season, clocking a time of 31:44.70 for a fourth overall finish. Junior Jonathan Owens finished the 8K in 32:42.70 for seventh overall.

Bryan Herrea placed 11th overall with his pace of 33:43.15.  Adrian McDaniel proceeded in 13th with a time of 34:12.59. Completing the top-15 was Desmond Trice's mark of 34:55.92.

Rounding out the meet for TSU was Donnie Johnson (35:28.00, 19th) and Jamil Jackson (37:01.68, 22nd).

Tiffany Harris completed another personal best with a strong run of 20:44.55 to place sixth in the 5K event. She was followed by  fellow sophomore  Charita Harris with a time of 20:59.57 (9th). Gabrielle Todd ran a time of 22:34.83 for 12th overall.

Freshman Leah Carr finished 19th with her time of 23:40.91. Kya Riley (24:49.90, 22nd) and Ashontae Jackson (25:22.69, 23rd) closed out the meet for the Tigerbelles.

TSU returns to Chattanooga for the Front Runner Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 15. The meet is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. CT.

Tiffany Harris - 20:44.55 (6th)
Charita Harris - 20:59.57 (8th)
Gabrielle Todd - 22:34.83 (12th)
Leah Carr - 23:40.91 (19th)
Kya Riley - 24:49.90 (22nd)
Ashontae Jackson - 25:22.69 (23rd)

1. Austin Peay - 15 points
2. Kentucky State - 59 points
3. Tennessee State - 64 points
4. Tuskegee - 109 points
5. Stillman - 131 points
6. Central State - 165 points

Chris Hobbs - 31:44.70 - (4th)
Jonathan Owens - 32:42.70 - (7th)
Bryan Herrera - 33:43.14 (11th)
Adrian McDaniel - 34:12.59 (13th)
Desmond Trice - 34:55.92 (15th)
Donnie Johnson - 35:28.00 (19th)
Jamil Jackson - 37:01.68 (22nd)

1. Austin Peay - 20 points
2. Tennessee State - 40 points
3. Stillman College - 74 points
4. Kentucky State - 102 points
5. Tuskegee - 110 points