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T&F Earns 20 Top-5 Finishes at Morehouse Relays
Sunday, March 18, 2012

Atlanta, Ga. – Tennessee State University’s men’s and women’s track & field teams used a solid weekend to capture 20 top-5 finishes at the 41st annual Morehouse Relays.

The Tigerbelles captured eight podium finishes and three individual titles, while the Flying Tigers snagged three podium marks.

Brielle Moore won the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 15.05, LaTia Carney finished in third at 15.69 seconds.

In the long jump, freshman Ashontae Jackson leapt 5.62 meters (18-5 ¾) to win the Morehouse Relays title. Jackson earned fifth in the 200-meter dash at a time of 25.04.

Also in the long jump, JaLyn Burr connected with a distance of 5.41 meters (17-9) to tie for second place.  Burr also finished fourth in the women’s triple jump with a distance of 11.60 meters (38-0 ¾).

Gabrielle Todd ran 57.28 for fourth overall in the 400-meter dash and placed third in the high jump by clearing 1.57 meters (5-1 ¾).  

In the shot put, Brittani Logan tossed the silver ball 11.58 meters (38-0).

The Tigerbelles claimed three podium finishes in the relay events. The 4x200m team won the event at 1:39.03, while the 4x400m finished second at 3:51.78. The 4x400m relay squad earned third at 47.24 seconds.

For the Flying Tigers, Alex Griffin tossed a distance of 13.23 meters (43-5) to claim second place in the men’s shot put. 

In the sprint events, Julian Mallory came in fourth with his time of 21.89. Michael Johnson placed fifth in the 400-meter dash (48.94), while Arthur Combest also notched fifth with his sprint of 14.78 in the 110m hurdles. Combest’s time is ranked 14th

Sean Jenkins cleared 1.92m (6-3 ½) in the high jump for fifth in the meet. The 4x800m relay team claimed third with a time of 8:12.21 in the distance relay event.  The 4x200m squad was fourth at 1:28.47.

The Tigers track & field programs compete next Saturday, March 24 at the Weems Baskin Invitational hosted by the University of South Carolina in Columbia.