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Nicholas Shines at First Day of Weems Baskin Invitational
Friday, March 24, 2017
Nicholas Shines at First Day of Weems Baskin Invitational
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics


COLUMBIA, S.C. --- Tennessee State men’s track and field senior Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) began his final outdoor season with a bang by winning the long jump on day one of the Weems Baskin Invitational at the University of South Carolina on Friday.

Nicholas earned the top spot in the long jump thanks to a distance of 7.66m (25’1.75”) on his fourth attempt. It is the best distance for Nicholas for the outdoor long jump.

The Tigers’ 4x800m team comprised of Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.), Quintsontro Irby, Jr. (Memphis, Tenn.), Zebedee Lunsford (Anniston, Ala.) and Jontue McDowell (Jacksonville, Fla.) earned second overall with a time of 7:55.71.

Setting a personal record in the javelin was sophomore Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.). His seventh-place toss of 50.39m (165’4”) far exceeded his previous best of 32.84m (107’9”). Later in the day, McCoy went on to take sixth in the B Flight long jump with a distance of 6.80m (22’3.75”)

Making his outdoor debut for TSU, James Faison (Decatur, Ga.) clocked in at 48.88 in the 400m to win the B Flight on the day.

The Flying Tigers conclude action at the Weems Baskin Invitational tomorrow.