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Flying Tigers Excel at Blazer Invitational
Friday, January 12, 2018
Flying Tigers Excel at Blazer Invitational
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics


BIRMINGHAM --- The Tennessee State men’s track and field team put on another impressive performance on Friday at the Blazer Invitational at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Ohio Valley Conference Field Athlete of the Week R’Lazon Brumfield was TSU’s top finisher on the day, taking second place in the triple jump with a distance of 15.00m (49’2.5”). The freshman from Jacksonville, Fla. also took 11th in the long jump on Friday.

In the 60m hurdles, seniors Jemarruse Amos and Isaiah Olige shined for the Flying Tigers. Amos clocked in at 8.22 in the prelims before finishing sixth in the finals in 8.30. Olige qualified for the finals after securing a time of 8.32 in the prelims. His finals time of 8.34 was good for seventh.

OVC Track Athlete of the Week James Faison teamed with Olige, Marcus Abdul and Thomas Mosley for a time of 3:18.67, which is the best for TSU so far this indoor season. 

TSU will compete in the Vulcan Invitational at the Birmingham CrossPlex tomorrow.

Men’s Triple Jump
15.00m (49’2.5”) – R’Lazon Brumfield – 2nd Place

Men’s Long Jump
6.59m (21’7.5”) – R’Lazon Brumfield – 11th Place

Men’s Weight Throw
15.45m (50’8.25”) – Michael Willingham Jr. – 8th Place
12.18m (39’11.5”) – Leelan Wilkins – 14th Place

Men’s Shot Put
12.37m (40’7”) – Michael Willingham Jr. – 14th Place
12.16m (39’10.75”) – Leelan Wilkins – 15th place

Men’s 60m
6.91 – James Faison – 13th Place (Prelims)

Men’s 300m
35.39 – David Jones – 12th Place

Men’s 600m
1:23.35 – Thomas Mosley – 8th Place
1:24.94 – Jontue McDowell – 12th Place

Men’s 1000m
2:34.91 – Marcus Abdul – 14th

Men’s 60m Hurdles
8.22 – Jemarruse Amos – 6th
8.32 – Isaiah Olige – 7th

Men’s 4x400m Relay
3:18.67 – J. Faison, I. Olige, M. Abdul, T. Mosley - 7th Place