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Tigerbelles post season marks at Vanderbilt Invitational
Sunday, April 24, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. - With the Ohio Valley Conference Championship down the stretch, the Tennessee State University Tigerbelles grew stronger with stellar performances at the Vanderbilt Invitational on Saturday.

On the first day (4/22) of the Invitational, Martinique Guice finished second in the long jump with a mark of 20"04.25 (6.20m).

It's the second time this season, third career, that Guice has broke the 20-foot barrier. She also finished the 100m (11.92 secs.) and 200m (25.08 secs.) with her fastest time of the year. She also currently holds the best mark in the long jump in the OVC this year.

On day two, Ashley Taylor and Gabrielle Todd finished back-to-back in the 400m crossing the line in third and fourth place.

Taylor clocked in with a PR of 56.45 seconds and Todd registered a time of 56.60.  To end the day, the duo helped lift the 4x400m relay team, with Daniell Exum and Kya Riley, to their fastest time of the season, 3:47.53, for third overall.

In the 800m, Brittany Washington scratched two seconds off her season best finishing the race with a time of 2:15.11 (8th). She then registered another personal best in the 1500m with a time of 4:48.28.

Other top times on the season courtesy of the Vanderbilt Invitational include: Caylon Petway - 100m (12.44 secs.), Kya Riley (58.20 secs.) and Carolyn Petway (58.85 secs.) in the 400m, Miana Lee - 100m hurdles (15.82 secs.), Cierra Joshua (38"4.0 - 11.68m) and Brittani Logan (39"10 - 12.14m) - shot put.

Next, the Tigerbelles will end the year at the Ohio Valley Conference Championship in Murray, Ky. The meet is scheduled for May 6-7.