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Solid Display on Day One of GA Tech Invite for TSU Track and Field
Friday, April 19, 2019
Solid Display on Day One of GA Tech Invite for TSU Track and Field


NASHVILLE — The opening day of the Georgia Tech Invitational was ushered in by a light drizzle on the light day of events at George C. Griffin Track on Friday.

The Tigerbelles were heavily represented on day one of the Georgia Tech Invitational with three top-10 finishes and four top-20 finishes.

Amani Taylor placed fifth in the hammer throw with a mark of 50.73 and Mikayla Thompson slid in at ninth with a throw of 46.66m. The Tennessee State women’s track and field team had three student-athletes place in the 100-meter hurdles in a crowded field of 36.

Junior Kyla Jimmar ran a time of 14.42 (9th), Nigeria Starks with 14.58 (12th) and Grenetria Shell came in at 17th with a time of 15.04.

The Flying Tigers flew under the radar on day one. Ashley Bailey placed seventh in the 110-meter dash with a time of 15.04 and Roderick Johnson Jr. placed fourth in the long jump (6.69m).


Hammer throw (15 competitors)

5. Amani Taylor — 50.73m
9. Mikayla Thompson — 46.66m

100-meter hurdles (36 competitors)

9. Kyla Jimmar — 14.42
12. Nigeria Starks — 14.58
17. Grenetria Shell — 15.04

100-meter dash (49 competitors)

13. Lakeia Hill — 12.11
31. Amber McCroskey — 12.41

Long jump (41 competitors)

20. Gabrielle Younginer — 5.51m
29. Jalyn Bowen — 5.09m
30. Alyse Neal — 5.09m
32. Angel Horton — 5.04m

Flying Tigers

110-meter hurdles (16 competitors)

7. Ashley Bailey — 15.04

Long jump (13 competitors)

4. Roderick Johnson Jr. — 6.69m
12. Christian Williams — 6.01m