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Tigerbelles Compile 10 Top-10 Finishes in Competitive Field at Vulcan Invitational
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Tigerbelles Compile 10 Top-10 Finishes in Competitive Field at Vulcan Invitational


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Tigerbelles roared into the Vulcan Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. on Saturday and delivered nine top-10 finishes and two top-20 finishes. The wings of Angel Horton sprouted in her home state of Alabama as she leaped to a first place finish in the triple jump.

Horton cleared a distance of 11.74m in the triple jump to claim the event title.

Coming off an Ohio Valley Conference Co-Field Athlete of the Week award, Grenetria Shell continues to show why she’s one of the best athletes in the conference. Shell tallied two top-5 finishes at the Vulcan Invite. Shell placed second in the long jump with a distance of 5.63m and fifth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.78.

The Tennessee State women’s track and field team displayed a solid performance in the high jump and shot put. Jalyn Bowen and Tigerbelle teammate Kassandra Sanders tied for third in a competitive 22 competitor field in the high jump. They both jumped a distance of 11.64m. Mikayla Thompson finished in third place in the shot put, throwing a distance of 15.08m.

200 Meter (51 competitors)
22. Destiny Pennington — 26.40

400 Meter (35 competitors)
21. Mikayla Banks — 1:00.95

800 Meter (19 competitors)
12. Rebekah Wynn — 2:22.70

60m Hurdles (8 competitors)
5. Grenetria Shell — 8.78

4x400 Meter Relay (18 competitors)
5. Tennessee St. A — 4:03.18
6. Tennessee St. B — 4:07.67

High Jump (22 competitors)
3. Jalyn Bowen — 1.64m
5. Kassandra Sanders — 1.64m

Long Jump (27 competitors)
2. Grenetria Shell — 5.63m
5. Gabrielle Younginer — 5.48m

Triple Jump (9 competitors)
1. Angel Horton — 11.74m
5. Ayana Eason — 11.04m

Shot Put (24 competitors)
3. Mikayla Thompson — 15.08m
13. Amani Taylor — 11.94m