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Track & Field Completes Meet at Vanderbilt
Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University's track & field teams competed well at the Vanderbilt Invitational this weekend.

The Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles notched eight top-5 marks, two of which came from redshirt freshman Ashontae Jackson.

Jackson leapt a personal-best 19-5 ½ (5.93m) in the long jump to secure third overall. Jackson placed fifth out of 20 competitors in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.05 seconds.

In the triple jump, Daniecce Ward cleared a distance of 38-0 (11.58m) for a third place finish.

Gabrielle Todd put together a solid performance in the 400-meter dash, inking a time of 55.81 for second overall.

For the Flying Tigers, Jahleel Michael registered a fifth-place time of 53.88 in the men's 400-meter hurdles, while teammate Arthur Combest followed in at sixth with a time of 55.91.

Sean Jenkins placed second in the men's high jump, clearing 6-6 (1.98m), while sophomore Royce Dates leapt 23-6 ¼ (7.17m) for the fifth-best collegiate mark in the long jump.

TSU track & field shifts its focus to the Ohio Valley Conference Championships held on May 4-5 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.