DATE: Friday-Saturday, Jan. 18-19
STARTING TIME: Friday, 4 p.m. | Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Multipurpose Facility, Vanderbilt University | Nashville, Tenn.
STARTING LINE: The Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles aren’t straying too far from home Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19. The Tennessee State men’s and women’s track team will compete at the Multipurpose Facility at Vanderbilt University.
THE FIELD: TSU, Alabama, Auburn, Ball State, Belmont, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Furman, Georgia Tech, Lipscomb, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee Tech, UAB, and Western Kentucky
LAST TIME OUT: R'Lazon Brumfield placed first in the triple jump and set a new personal-best with a distance of 15.59 meters at the Vulcan Invitational in Birmingham, Ala., on Jan. 12. The sophomore also placed third in the long jump (7.35m).
Javauny Hyde finished fifth in the long jump (6.89m) and Christian Williams rounded out the top-10 with a tenth place finish (6.29m). For the Tigerbelles, Angel Horton placed first in the triple jump with a distance 1.74m. Grenetria Shell tallied two top-5 finishes at the Vulcan Invite by placing second in the long jump with a distance of 5.63m and fifth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.78. Mikayla Thompson finished in third place in the shot put, throwing a distance of 15.08m, and placed 11th in the weight throw.
QUOTE: “I think the main thing is to continue to focus and build on what we have. We did well in the Ed Temple Meet. We went down to Birmingham and we didn’t do so well in Birmingham. I’m going to say it was because it was a bank track. Some kids aren’t used to running on a bank track, so that’s what I’m going to put it on. But at Vanderbilt, I think we’ll do well over there this weekend.” — Tennessee State Director of Track and Field, Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice
IN THE NATION: Brumfield currently ranks No. 8 in the nation in the triple jump after his personal-best 15.59m. The sophomore is also No. 16 in the long jump (7.53m). Tigerbelle Genetria Shell is tied for 32nd in the long jump at 5.93m distance.
NEXT: The Tennessee State track and field team will head to Murfreesboro for the MTSU Invitational on Feb. 2.