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Another Strong Day for the Flying Tigers at the Georgia Tech Invitational
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Another Strong Day for the Flying Tigers at the Georgia Tech Invitational
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics


ATLANTA --- Facing a number of tough competitors on Saturday at the Georgia Tech Invitational, the Tennessee State men’s track and field team received standout performances from a number of individuals.

Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) continued his strong senior season by taking fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 15.10m (49’6.5”) on his third attempt.

On the track, reigning OVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) posted a 47.31 in the 400m, which is the best time in the event by a Flying Tiger this outdoor season.

In the 4x100m relay, TSU’s team of James Faison (Decatur, Ga.), Malik Wright (Tampa, Fla.), Jordan Thomas (Houston, Texas) and David Jones (St. Louis, Mo.) put together a time of 41.69 to earn fifth place. Also adding a fifth-place finish was Kenji Anderson (Cordova, Tenn.) in the high jump. Anderson cleared 1.95m (6’4.75”) on his second attempt to earn fifth.

In a loaded 800m field, Jontue McDowell (Jacksonville, Fla.) set a new season best with a time of 1:56.16 with Isaiah Olige (Nashville, Tenn.) running a time of 53.62 in the 400m hurdles for ninth place. Faison also excelled in the 200m with a time of 21.52.

Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) finished with a mark of 46.11m (151.3”) in the discus for seventh.

The next event for the Flying Tigers is the Lenny Lyles / Clark Wood Invitational in Louisville, Ky. on April 28-29.