Flying Tigers Post Successful Outing at MTSU Invitational
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Flying Tigers Post Successful Outing at MTSU Invitational


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Tennessee State men’s track and field team won four individual events as part of a successful outing at the MTSU Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Jerome Henderson III (Clarksville, Tenn.) turned in one of the best 55m time of his career, clocking in at 6.40 to win the event on the day. Also winning on the track, Malik Wright (Tampa, Fla.) finished with the best time in the 400m of 50.47.

In field events, Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) won the long jump with a distance of 7.12m, while Roc-M Nesbitt (Atlanta, Ga.) was a winner in the shot put, reaching 16.14m (52’11.5”).

The Flying Tigers turned in a number of other notable performances on the track and in other field events. Picking up second-place finishes were Jordan Thomas (Houston, Texas) in the 200m (22.77) and Kenji Anderson (Cordova, Tenn.) in the 55m hurdles (7.95).

In the 400m, Jontue McDowell (Jacksonville, Fla.) captured third with a time of 51.35, while Shaquille Cragwall (Lebanon, Tenn.) cleared the high jump bar at 1.98m for third place.

Next up, TSU will travel to Birmingham, Ala. for the Samford Invitational on Feb. 12-13.