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Tigerbelles in Third Place at OVC Championship
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Tigerbelles in Third Place at OVC Championship

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State women’s track and field team concluded day one of the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship in Birmingham, Ala. in third place.

Junior Amani Taylor gave the Tigerbelles a major boost with a second place finish in the weight throw. Taylor tossed a distance of 17.96m (58-11.25). Mikayla Thompson placed eight in the weight throw (16.35m).

The Tigerbelles started to gain more steam as the championship meet continued on thanks to a third-place finish in the long jump by Grenetria Shell. Shell cleared a distance of 5.90m (19-04.25) to finish in the top-5 at third. Gabrielle Younginer finished fifth in the long jump at 5.75m (18-10.50).

Prelims for running events also took place and the final runs will begin a 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Field Events begin at 9 a.m.

Weight throw (19 competitors)

2. Amani Taylor — 17.96m
8. Mikayla Thompson — 16.35m

Long jump (26 competitors)

3. Grenetria Shell — 5.90m
5. Gabrielle Younginer — 5.75m
12. Alyse Neal — 5.34m
14. Angel Horton — 5.23m

High jump (16 competitors)

8. Kassandra Sanders — 1.62m