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Tigerbelles open outdoor at FAMU Relays
Friday, March 11, 2011


Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University Tigerbelles will end their spring training in Florida when they compete in the Webster Surgical Center 61st Annual FAMU Relays.   

The event will take place on March 12 on the campus of Florida A&M, at the Pete Griffin Track and Field Complex, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Collegiate teams scheduled to compete include: Albany State, Bethune-Cookman, Dillard, Fort Valley State, Grambling State, Morehouse, and Paine.

The meet will open its collegiate section at 8 a.m. with the women's 800m run. The majority of the competition will move into a rolling schedule starting at 3 p.m.

The Tigerbelles return to the FAMU Relays after a five-year absence. In 2006, TSU captured wins in the 400m (Dominique Ward-Holmes), 400m hurdles (Margthera McLean), shot put (Latheria Lewis) and the 4x400m relay (Dominique Ward-Homes, Tierra Boyd, Rebekah Robinson, Margthera McLean). TSU also added four second place awards. RESULTS...

The team will look to Martinique Guice and Gabrielle Todd to carry the momentum into outdoor competition. Guice and Todd ended the 2011 indoor season winning their individual events at Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship.

Guice became a seven-time OVC champion in individual events winning her third consecutive indoor long jump crown (19' 6.25" / 5.95m). Todd followed winning the 400m on day two with a time of 55.72 seconds. TSU finished fifth in the final team standings. RECAP...  

TSU will return to action next week at the Morehouse Relays in Atlanta, Ga. The collegiate portion of the two-day event is scheduled for Saturday, March 19.