CHARLESTON, Ill. --- The Tennessee State men's track team came through with a solid fourth place finish at the 2003 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held at Eastern Illinois this weekend.
The Tigers scored a total of 113 points, just one point out of third place and only nine points from the second-place finisher. Host EIU rolled to the title with 197 points, followed by Eastern Kentucky 122, Southeast Missouri 114, and the Tigers 113. Murray State was a distant fifth at 48 and Morehead State closed out the team scoring with 16 points.
TSU was led by Nick Horton who captured first-place finishes in the 200-meter dash (22.04 seconds), 400-meters (48.47), and ran a leg on the Tigers winning 1,600-meter relay team (3:19.64).
Horton, a junior from Milwaukee, was honored as one of four males as
?Co-Athletes of the Meet.?
The Tigers also got a boost from junior Ande Durojaye who won first place in the high with a leap of 6 feet 07.00 inches. Durojaye is also a receiver on the Tiger football team. TSU captured third through fifth places in the triple jump behind Eric Potts, Ahmaad Smith, and Durojaye.
OVC Indoor Track Championship Results