Monday, December 8, 2003
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State women's track and field team picked up five top-three finishes over the weekend at the Middle Tennessee State Christmas Invitational. The Tigerbelles competed against athletes from host-Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Austin Peay. Junior Shaniqua Hector (Ocala, Fla.) led the Tigerbelles in the field events. She finished first in the pole vault with a height of 3.04m (10-00.00) and second in the long jump with a distance of 5.44m (17-10.25). In the triple jump, Scherrie Jackson took third with a distance of 11.43m (37-06.00). TSU grad Kenitra Woods, who competed unattached, rounded out the top finishers, taking first in the shot put with a throw of 14.38m (47-02.50). In the running events, the Tigerbelle Team "A" took the top spot in the Mile Relay, crossing the line in 3:52.74. Individually, junior Makeya Miller (Nashville, Tenn.) finished third in the 800m with a time of 2:26.02 while rookie LaTonya Nash took fifth-place in the event with a time of 2:30.48. Other notable finishes include sophomore Mildred Rachel (Nashville, Tenn.) earned a fourth-place finish in the 55m hurdles with a time of 8.53, junior Jennifer Lawson (Detroit, Mich.), who took fourth in the 200m with a time of 25.11, and sophomore Rebekah Robinson (Missouri City, Texas), who finished fourth in the 400m with a time of 59.77. The Tigerbelles return to action on January 11 as they host the Ed Temple Classic.