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Flying Tigers end Morehouse Relays
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Atlanta, Ga. - The Flying Tigers of Tennessee State University completed the 40th Annual Morehouse College Relays in seventh place in the team standings with 37.5 points.

It was the team's first meet of the 2011 outdoor season finishing in the top eight in nine events.

Michael Rideout delivered the top performance with a third-place finish in the 400m. Rideout was the top collegiate finisher in the event with a time of 48.98 seconds.

Markeith Price posted the best finish in field competition with a personal best of 44"07' (13.59m) in the triple jump.

In the long jump, TSU picked up points from Royce Dates and Xavier Walton. Dates tied for fourth with a mark of 22' 4.5" (6.82m) and Walton ended the event in sixth with a jump of 22'0.75 (6.72m).

In other individual events, Chris Hobbs opened the outdoor season with a sub two-minute performance in the 800m. Hobbs crossed the line at 1:59.55 for a sixth place.

Arthur Combest recorded a personal record in the 110m hurdles finishing seventh overall with a time of 14.90s. In the 200m, Lequinn Davis recorded the fastest time on the team in the event finishing eighth with a 22.31s clocking. Davis also joined two other relays scoring points for TSU.

In the relays, the 4x200m relay (Rideout, Davis, Michael Johnson, Phillip Myton) ended the event in fourth with a time of 1:28.01. The 4x100m relay (Micah Poole, Johnnie Poole, Julian Mallory, Davis) tacked on a fifth-place finish running in at 41.98s.

Host, Morehouse College, finished first in the team rankings with 166 points followed by Troy (103) and Stillman (87). Tuskegee (65), Alabama A&M (55.5) and Kentucky State (47) held the fourth through sixth spots with Albany State (37), Fort Valley State (33), Rust (32.5), Clark Atlanta (16), Paine (14.5), Miles (5), and Carson-Newman (2) rounding out the team scores.

Next, the Flying Tigers will head to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to compete in the Alabama Relays. The three-day competition will begin Friday, Sept. 25 and will end Sunday, Sept. 27.