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Flying Tigers Earn Eight Medals on Final Day of OVC Championships
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Flying Tigers Earn Eight Medals on Final Day of OVC Championships


Cape Girardeau, Mo. – The Tennessee State Flying Tigers closed out the Ohio Valley Conference Championships with eight medals and a fifth-place team finish (103 points).

  • Freshman Michael Thompson earned his first gold medal as a Tiger after clocking a 48.09 400m time.
  • Newcomer Ashley Bailey took home two medals, one gold in the 400m hurdles (52.94) and a bronze in the 110m hurdles (15.06).
  • Both relay teams medaled. The 4x100 team of Montaive Lightner, Desmond Tanner, Jamario Scott and R’Lazon Brumfield finished second for the silver (42.28), and the 4x400 team of Damon Hodge, Michael Thompson, Ashley Bailey and Jamario Scott earned bronze with a time of 3:19.45.
  • R’Lazon Brumfield rounded out his second OVC outdoor championship with a gold medal in the triple jump completing a leap of 15.07m (49’5.5”).
  • Adding to his two medals from his relay performances, Jamario Scott ran a 22.15 200 meter to place second.

100m Finals (8 competitors)
11.23 – Jordan Thomas – 6th place
11.34 – R’Lazon Brumfield – 8th place

200m Finals (8 competitors)
22.15 – Jamario Scott – 2nd place SILVER
22.72 – R’Lazon Brumfield – 7th place

400m Finals (8 competitors)
48.09 - Michael Thompson – 1st place GOLD
50.44 – Damon Hodge, Jr. – 7th place

110m Hurdles Finals (8 competitors)
15.06 – Ashley Bailey – 3rd place BRONZE
16.22 – Desmond Tanner – 8th place

400m Hurdles Finals (8 competitors)
52.94 – Ashley Bailey – 1st place GOLD
54.57 – Desmond Tanner – 3rd place BRONZE

4x100m Relay (6 competitors)
42.28 – Montaive Lightner, Desmond Tanner, Jamario Scott, R’Lazon Brumfield – 2nd place SILVER

4x400m Relay (8 competitors)
3:19.45 – Damon Hodge, Michael Thompson, Ashley Bailey, Jamario Scott – 3rd place BRONZE

Triple Jump (8 competitors)
15.07m (49’5.5”) – R’Lazon Brumfield – 1st place GOLD
13.55m (44’5.5”) – Roderick Johnson, Jr. – 5th place

Shot Put (13 competitors)
11.93m (39’1.75”) – Michael Willingham Jr. – 13th place

Javelin (14 competitors)
46.77m (153’5”) – Michael Willingham Jr. – 6th place