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Track and Field Shines at TSU Invite
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Track and Field Shines at TSU Invite

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State track and field program returned home with a bang on Saturday at the TSU Invite, winning six events on the day.

Quanisha Sales led the way for the Tigerbelles claiming top spots in two sprint events, the 55 and the 200 meters. Sales time in the 55 meters set a new career best of 6.97 seconds. The junior crossed the line in the 200 meters with a time of 24.30 seconds a season’s best mark.

Junior Ashontae Jackson won the long jump with a leap of 6.16 meters. Not only did the mark beat the closest competitor by .20 meters. The jump set a career best for the Gordonville, Va. Native.

The Flying Tigers day was highlighted by the 4x400 relay teams. Tennessee State claimed the top two spots in the event, with the A team taking the crown crossing the line in 3:17.18. TSU’s B squad followed closely behind with a mark of 3:18.35. The winning group consisted of Emmanuel Thornton, Jason Griffin, Quamel Prince and Perry Stokes.

Big Blue locked up a similar performance in the long jump, sweeping the podium.  Senior Royce Dates claimed the top spot, clearing 7.56 meters. Dates was followed by Tyler Anderson (7.40 meters) and Kareem Nicholas (7.20 meters). Anderson’s mark of 7.40 meters set a new personal best for the junior.

The freshman Prince continues to show his dominance in his first season with the Tigers, taking top spot in the 400 meters, crossing the line in 48.63. The time set a new career best for the Nashville, Tenn. native.

The track and field teams return to action next weekend for the Samford Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.