LEXINGTON, Ky. --- The Tennessee State women’s track and field team put together a number of top performances on the final day of the Kentucky Invitational on Saturday at Nutter Field House.
Cyra Beard (Jackson, Tenn.) earned a second-place finish in the high jump by clearing the bar set at 1.76m (5’9.25) – the best for the indoor high jump in Beard’s career. She also reached 11.64m (38’2.25”) in the triple jump for eighth overall.
Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) turned in a number of top performances on the day, securing third in the long jump with a distance of 5.99m (19’8”). In the 60m hurdles, Hughes clocked in at 8.43 in the prelims before posting an 8.48 time for fourth in the finals. She went on to also cross the finish line in the 200m in 24.59, good enough for eighth.
TSU added a pair of 13th place finishes in field events with Gabrielle Younginer (McDonough, Ga.) posting a long jump distance of 5.44m (17’10.25”) and Brejhe’ Halls (Atlanta, Ga.) reaching 10.88m (35’8.5”) in the triple jump.
On the track, Christian Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) ran an 800m time of 2:17.55 as Kayla Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) had a 57.77 finish in the 400m.
Next on the schedule, the Tigerbelles will compete in the Vanderbilt Invitational on Jan. 20-21.