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TSU T&F Stands Out at Boston-Moon Classic
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University's men's and women's track & field programs picked up 23 podium finishes in the 10th annual Boston-Moon Classic on Saturday at the Edward S. Temple Track.

The Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles snatched five individual titles as several alums looked on, including TSU legend Ralph Boston.

Brielle Moore started captured the women's 100-meter hurdles title with her time of 14.87. Latia Carney followed in second with a time of 15.15, while Daniecce Ward clocked in at 15.47.

Carney won the women's 400-meter hurdles, pacing a time of 1:05.51. Teammate Kenisha Ladler placed in fifth with a time of 1:11.73.

Ward claimed another high jump title, clearing a height of 5-1 ¾ (1.57m). The senior placed third with her leap of 37-9 ½ (11.52m) in the triple jump. Felicia Oladokun placed fourth, leaping 37-3 ¾ (11.37m).

Freshman Ashontae Jackson placed second in the long jump with her distance of 18-2 ½ (5.55m). Ashontae Jackson earned a pair of podium finishes, placing second in the 200-meter dash (24.53) and third in the 100-meter dash (12.05).

Cincinnati native Diera Taylor claimed third in the 200m with her time of 25.03. Breanna Adams claimed fifth in the 800-meter run, notching a time of 2:19.47.

In field events, Brittani Logan claimed the women's shot put title tossing the silver bullet 43-10 ¾ (13.38m), while Cierra Joshua earned third tossing 36-11 ¾ (11.27m).

The Tigerbelles tandem of Adams, Jackson, Taylor and Kya Riley claimed the women's 4x4 relay with a time of 3:47.31. The 4x100 team (Betts, Jackson, Taylor and Carolyn Petway) won second at 47.18.

For the Flying Tigers, Arthur Combest had a strong performance with two top-3 finishes. Combest placed second in the high jump, clearing 6-8 (2.03m). He also ran 14.83 in the 110-meter hurdles for a third place mark.

Lamonte Burton was fourth (22.25) in the 200-meter dash, while Adrian McDaniel was third (13:17.62) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Freshman Alex Griffin had a strong day, throwing 44-7 (13.59m) in the shot put for second. He also grabbed second in the discus throw, notching a distance of 119-3 (36.36m).

Tennessee State track & field remains in Nashville for next Saturday's Vanderbilt Invitational.