Brumfield Grabs Gold on Day One of the OVC Indoor Championship
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Brumfield Grabs Gold on Day One of the OVC Indoor Championship
Courtesy of Thor Audiss - Wade Event Photograhy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- Tennessee State men’s track and field junior R’Lazon Brumfield captured the gold medal in the long jump to lead the Flying Tigers on day one of the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Wednesday.

As a team, TSU is in sixth place with a total of 20 points. SEMO currently leads the Championship with 45.50 points.

  • Brumfield finished first in the long jump with a distance of 7.31m (23-11.75) on his third jump. He finished .06m ahead of second-place finisher Garland Webb of SEMO.
  • The Flying Tigers positioned themselves to pick up major points in tomorrow’s finals in a number of events.
  • Four Flying Tigers qualified to compete in the finals of the 60m dash, led by freshman Aristotle Huffman who finished fourth with a time of 6.98. Fellow freshmen Kiyontae Warren and Xavier McKnight will join Huffman and Brumfield in the finals tomorrow.
  • In the 200m dash, Brumfield, Jamario Scott and Warren are moving on to the finals after taking fifth, sixth and eighth respectively in the prelims on Friday.
  • Michael Thompson will move on to the finals in the 400m dash, qualifying in 48.84.
  • Christian Williams was TSU’s top finisher in the 60m hurdles, securing a spot in the finals in fourth place in 8.43, followed closely by Mon'Trell Milsap who also qualified finishing in 8.44.
  • The 2020 OVC Indoor Championship concludes tomorrow. 

RESULTS

60m DASH - Prelims (18 competitors)
Aristotle Huffman - 6.98q
Kiyontae Warren - 7.02q
R'Lazon Brumfield - 7.05q
Xavier McKnight - 6.96q

200m DASH - Prelims (18 competitors)
R'Lazon Brumfield - 21.975q
Jamario Scott - 21.978q
Kiyontae Warren - 22.16q
Aristotle Huffman - 22.31

400m DASH - Prelims (17 competitors)
Aaron Dobbins - 53.04
Michael Thompson - 48.84q
Baylor Segree - 50.46
Emanuell Rome - 51.92

800m RUN - Prelims (17 competitors)
John Frierson - 1:58.10
Thomas Mosley - 1:58.64

60m HURDLES - Prelims (13 competitors)
Christian Williams - 8.43q
Mon'Trell Milsap - 8.44q
Kiyontae Warren - 8.61
Ashley Bailey - 8.74

Distance Medley (7 competitors)
Tennessee State - 11:20.99 - 7th place

LONG JUMP (16 competitors)
R'Lazon Brumfield - 7.31m (23-11.75) - GOLD
Roderick Johnson Jr. - 7.00m (22-11.75) - 4th place
David Dorsey - 6.63m (21-09.00) - 10th place
Christian Williams - 6.03m (19-09.50) - 16th place

WEIGHT THROW (12 competitors)
Michael Willingham Jr. - 16.58 (54-04.75) - 16.58m

2020 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP – DAY 1 TEAM SCORES - MEN

1. SEMO - 45.50
2. Eastern Illinois - 36
3. Belmont - 28
4. SIU-Edwardsville - 28
5. Eastern Kentucky - 25.5
6. Tennessee State - 20
7. UT Martin - 8

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