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Thursday, April 10, 2003
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State will host the Second Annual Boston-Moon Track Classic on Saturday (April 12) at the Edward S. Temple Track on the TSU campus.The meet begins at 9 a.m. with the field events and the running events start at noon. The meet is named in honor of former TSU and United States track standouts John Moon and Ralph Boston. This year's event looks to build upon the inaugural event held last spring. ?Ralph Boston and John Moon are certainly two of the many greats in the TSU men's track tradition,? said TSU men's coach Kelly Carter. ?We are looking for a nice turnout and are happy two honor these two gentlemen.? Along with the host Tigers and Tigerbelles, athletes from Austin Peay, Belmont, Fisk, Murray State, Tennessee Tech, and Vanderbilt will be represented. The meet begins at 9 a.m. with the field events while the running events get underway at noon. Boston was a member of three USA Olympic teams and was recognized as the world record holder in the long jump from 1960-68. He won the gold medal in 1960 and the silver and bronze medals, respectively in the 1964 and '68 Olympic games. Moon was six-time All-American at TSU and tied the 100-yard dash world record with a time of 9.3 seconds. He earned a spot on the USA National team. After his graduation, he coached at Seton Hall and helped develop 19 Olympic athletes.