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Tuesday, January 11, 2005
NASHVILLE --- The largest field ever of more than 700 athletes participated in the Fourth Annual Temple S. Track Classic in the event that ran throughout the day on Sunday in the Gentry Center. The meet is named in honor of the legendary TSU Tigerbelle and three-time United State Olympic team coach, Ed Temple. Temple coached track for 44 years at TSU and 29 of his Tigerbelle athletes captured medals in Olympic Games from 1952-84. Along with host TSU, collegiate teams that competed were Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Belmont, Bethel, Clafin, Edward Waters, Fisk, Florida A&M, Grambling State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State, Morehouse, and Southern. Several unattached athletes will also be present to compete. The host Tigerbelles produced 10 winners in the event. The Tigerbelles will host their second indoor event on Jan. 30.