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Tigerbelles Close Out Day Two Of Vanderbilt Invitational On A High Note
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Tigerbelles Close Out Day Two Of Vanderbilt Invitational On A High Note

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sophomore Ayana Eason personally wanted redemption by not living up to the high standards she set for herself.

The Tigerbelle found the redemption she sought by taking a top-20 finish in the triple jump. The performance by Eason helped the Tennessee State women’s track and field team to a solid performance to conclude day two of the Vanderbilt Invitational on Saturday.

“My performance today is definitely better than it has been the last couple of weeks,” Eason said. “That was encouraging because I was getting discouraged a little bit. That definitely helped to come out with a better jump today.”

After her triple jump, Eason said the team is working more together, which has galvanized the group performance wise.

The Tigerbelles had six top-20 finishes on day one of the Vanderbilt Invitational. The team churned out four on day two, including a 10th place finish in the triple jump by Angel Horton.

The Tigerbelles have not long ago returned to class with the goal of hitting the books as hard as they work on the track. The track and field team has a little bit of a break between its next event at the Middle Tennessee State Invitational on Feb. 2.

Until then, Eason said the Tigerbeles will focus on and off the track after closing out the Vanderbilt Invitational on a high note.

“School is back in session, but it still feels like a break to us,” Eason said. “We’re getting back into the classes, holding each other accountable in classes by doing our homework and just trying to balance it all and bring it all together as a team.”

400 meter (54 Competitors)
14. Mikayla Banks — 57.24
23. Lakeia Hill — 58.12
33. Zion White — 59.51
38. Elaina Verges — 1:01.11
40. Re’Anna Blair — 1:01.40
46. Hope Haley — 1:02.56
49. Reyna McFadden — 1:02.97
51. Alyse Neal — 1:03.11
52. Nigeria Starks — 1:03.26
53. Tayler Smith — 1:03.43

800 meter (44 Competitors)
29. Rebekah Wynn — 2:22.86

Shot put (24 Competitors)
18. Mikayla Thompson — 13.68

Triple jump (21 Competitors)
10. Angel Horton — 11.79m
18. Ayana Eason — 11.36m