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TSU Hosts OVC Indoor T&F Championships This Weekend
Friday, February 24, 2012
The 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Track & Field Indoor Championships starts Friday Feb. 24 and concludes Saturday, Feb. 25 as Tennessee State hosts the annual event at the Gentry Center.

The Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles embark on another quest for a conference title. Events begin on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Long Jump, High Jump and Shot Put. Running prelims will start at 1:30.

Saturday the championship day starts with the weight throws at 9 a.m. and concludes with the one-mile relay at 2:15. Fans can purchase tickets at the door $5 dollars.  

Earlier on Thursday, it was announced by the league office that senior Daniecce Ward earned Indoor Co-Field Athlete of the Year with Eastern Illinois' Jade Riebold.

Ward sits in the top five in three events (high jump, long jump and triple jump), and was named Field Athlete of the Week the first week of the season for Tennessee State. Earlier this year, Ward leapt 5.72-meters in the long jump and 11.80-meters in the triple jump.

Ashontae Jackson will also be a Tigerbelle to watch. The freshman has team-bests in the 55-meter dash (7.15 seconds), 60-meter dash (7.75 seconds) and 200-meter dash (24.87 seconds).

Sophomore Royce Dates will look to notch a title in the long jump. Dates registered a distance of 7.36-meters at the UNC Invitational earlier this season.

In the sprint events, LeQuinn Davis has two top-marks for TSU with a time of 6.48 in the 55-meter dash and 7.01 in the 60-meter.

Arthur Combest is the school's leading hurdler, clocking a time of 7.62 in the 55-meter hurdles earlier this year. will have a log blog of the day's events and updates are available online through Twitter (@TSU_Tigers).