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TSU T&F Travels East for Dick Taylor Invitational
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Tennessee State University Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles compete in their third indoor track & field meet this weekend, Jan. 13-14, at the UNC Dick Taylor Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.

TSU had nine podium finishes at the 13th Annual Ed Temple Classic last Saturday, Jan. 7. This weekend, the Tigers will take their challenges to Chapel Hill and compete against 20 other collegiate programs. Among those participating include host North Carolina and other Division I programs such as Appalachian State, College of Charleston, Duke and Western Carolina.

The women's weight throw will start off competition on Friday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m. The field events will conclude with the men's pole vault at 6 p.m. The women's 60-meter hurdle preliminaries will start the running events at 4 p.m. on Friday and finish with the men's distance medley relay at 6:55 p.m.

On Saturday, the women's high jump and triple jump start at 9 a.m. The running events begin with the women's 400-meter dash at 11 a.m.

TSU has several student-athletes with top marks in the OVC. Gabrielle Todd's time of 57.88 is first in the 400-meter dash and 44th nationally.

Arthur Combest' high jump of 6-8 (2.03m) is tops among the OVC men and tied for 34th in the NCAA.

Earlier this week, senior Daniecce Ward was named the OVC's Female Field Athlete of the Week. The Milwaukee, Wisc., product set career marks and the standard in the OVC in the long jump (5.72m/18-9 ¼) and the triple jump (11.80m/38-8 ¾).  Her converted time of 8.68 in the 60-meter hurdles is tied for 26th in the country.

In the shot put, sophomore Brittani Logan threw a distance of 42-2 ¾ (12.87m) at the Ed Temple Classic for second in the league. Freshman Jamill Jackson's run of 1:58.37 in the 800-meter run ranks second in conference marks.

Results and a recap for this weekend's meet will be posted online at