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Flying Tigers Sweep Long Jump at Austin Peay Invitational
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Walton wins long and triple jump at the Austin Peay Invitational

Clarksville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University Flying Tigers dominated the long jump event while capturing four-first place awards in the Austin Peay Invitational, Saturday afternoon. The meet featured more than 10 schools and was hosted by Ohio Valley Conference opponent Austin Peay at Governor's Stadium.

In the long jump, TSU placed first through fifth with Xavier Walton winning the event with a jump of 22' 06.50". Darreal Beal placed second (22'03.75), Avian Hughes - third (21'02.50"), Chris Berry - fourth (20'06.25), and Adrien Hill - fifth (20' 05.00).

Walton also captured a first-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 44' 08.25".

In the relays, the Tigers A and B teams finished back-to-back in the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays for first and second place. The 4x100-meter relay team on Berry, Beal, Julian Mallory and Worlie Johnson won the event with a time of 43.35 seconds.

Johnson aslo placed second in the open 100-meter with a 10.92 clocking.

The 4x400-meter relay ran their fastest time on the season with the combination of Phillip Myton, Nathaniel Moore, Michael Rideout, and Isaiah Marshall, capturing first running at 3:19.58.

Moore tallied strong individual peformances in the 200-meter and 400-meter dash events. He ran a 49.07 seconds in the 400-meter dash, lacing second overall, and captured third in the 200-meter dash running 22.16 seconds.

Marshall followed Moore at third place at 49.79 seconds with Rideout placing fourth with a time of 49.88 seconds.

In the 800-meter dash, Anes Koko turned in a career best, running 1:56.20 for a fourth-place finish overall.

The Flying Tigers will host the Boston Moon Classic, Friday and Saturday (4/10-11) at the Ed Temple Track. High school heats are scheduled to begin on Friday with the collegiate competition scheduled for Saturday.