Flying Tigers Head to Samford Invitational
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Flying Tigers Head to Samford Invitational

Samford Invitational
Feb. 12-13 | Birmingham, Ala. | CrossPlex

STARTING LINE: The Flying Tigers travel to Birmingham, Ala. for two days of action (Feb. 12-13) in the final tune-up before hosting the Ohio Valley Conference Championships on Feb. 26-27.

ABOUT THE FIELD: Akron (M&W), Alabama (M), Alabama A&M (M&W), Alabama-Huntsville (M&W), Arkansas State (M&W), Arkansas-Little Rock (M), Belhaven (M&W), Benedict (M&W), Berry (M), Birmingham-Southern (M&W), Charleston Southern (M&W), Embry-Riddle (M&W), Emory (M&W), Fisk (M&W), Georgia (M&W), Georgia Southern (W), Georgia State (W), Hinds CC (M&W), Jacksonville St. (W), Keiser University (M&W), Lee (Tenn.) (M&W), Life (W), Meridian CC (M&W), Milligan (M&W), Mobile (M&W), Montevallo (M&W), Montreat (M), Oglethorpe (M&W), Reinhardt (M&W), Shorter (M&W), Southern Arkansas (M&W), Southern Illinois (M&W), Southern Miss. (M&W), Tennessee St. (M&W), Tennessee Wesleyan (M), Texas State (M&W), Trevecca Nazarene (M&W), Troy (M&W), Tulane (W), UAB (W), UL-Monroe (M&W), Union (Tenn.) (M), Webber (M&W), West Alabama (M&W), Western Michigan (W), Winthrop (M&W), Wofford (M&W), Blue Lightning Sports Track Cl (M), Samford (M&W).

LAST TIME OUT: The last time the Flying Tigers were in action on Feb. 6 at the MTSU Invitational, the squad won four individual events. 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”).

AT LAST YEAR’S EVENT: Last season, TSU also competed in Samford’s meet in Birmingham. Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) won the 800m with a time of 1:50.36, which was second best in the OVC at the time. Jemarruse Amos (Jacksonville, Fla.) also clocked the second fastest time in the league at the time in the 60m hurdles, placing second with a time of 8.22 seconds.

UP NEXT: TSU hosts the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship on Feb. 26-27 at the Gentry Center.