NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State sprinter Patrick Robinson notched a first place finish in the Flying Tigers' opening meet of the indoor season over the weekend at the Middle Tennessee State Christmas Invitational.
Competing against host MTSU and Western Kentucky, as well as several unattached performers, the Tigers now have a starting point to see where they are after their opening meet.
Robinson, a junior, won the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.78 seconds. Teammate Paul Satcher was fifth with a time of 51.11.
"I saw some good things in this competition with Patrick displaying a good competitive spirit," said coach Kelly Carter. "This competition was good and we can use the break to improve upon the standards that we set in this meet."
Other highlights for TSU included Marcus Morris taking fourth place in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.82 seconds. The 4x400 meter relay team was second in a field of seven teams with a time of 3:26.82.
The indoor season comes on the heels of the cross country season. TSU was 10th in this year's Ohio Valley Conference Championships with sophomore Evans Wimberly posting the best finish on the 8K course at UT Martin, running the distance at 30:22.81 to finish 45th overall.
TSU will resume its indoor schedule in January, competing in the Ed Temple Invitational to be hosted by the Tigerbelles on the Wilma Rudolph Track in the Gentry Center.