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New Personal Record by Mikayla Thompson Fuels TSU on Day One of Black and Gold Invite
Friday, March 22, 2019
New Personal Record by Mikayla Thompson Fuels TSU on Day One of Black and Gold Invite


NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State men’s and women’s track team closed out day one of the Black and Gold Invitational with three top-10 and four top-20 finishes at Vanderbilt on Friday.

Redshirt-sophomore Mikayla Thompson led the way for the Tigerbelles and the Flying Tigers with a new personal record in the hammer throw. The Nashville native hit a mark of 46.02 meters (151’0”) to place 12th in the event. Thompson broke her previous mark of 44.90m (147’4”), which was set in the 2018 OVC Outdoor Championship.

Thompson wasn’t done for the day. The talented Tigerbelle placed second in the shot put for the second straight week. She hit a mark of 15.38m.

Teammate Amani Taylor placed one spot above Thompson in the hammer throw with a launching throw of her own with a mark of 46.09.

A freshman Tigerbelle also took off for TSU in the field. Alyse Neal finished in fourth place in the triple jump with a leap of 11.64. Lakeia Hill also amassed a second consecutive ninth-place finish. This time, Hill placed ninth in the 200m. Last week, Hill placed ninth in the 400m hurdles.

Four Flying Tigers led the way in the 200m run, led by Jamario Scott (21.82) and R’Lazon Brumfield (21.89), who placed 14th and 16th, respectively.

Day two of the Black and Gold Invitational begins at 10 a.m. at Vanderbilt.


Hammer throw (19 competitors)
11. Amani Taylor — 46.09
12. Mikayla Thompson — 46.02

Shot put (22 competitors)
2. Mikayla Thompson — 15.38
20. Kennedie Hudson — 11.66

Triple jump (13 competitors)
4. Alyse Neal — 11.64
12. Angel Horton — 11.26

200-meter (80 competitors)
9. Lakeia Hill — 24.51
57. Reyna McFadden — 26.47
64. Angel Horton — 26.85
76. Kassandra Sanders — 28.61

1500-meter (76 competitors)
57. Rebekah Wynn — 5:09.89

Flying Tigers

200-meter (55 competitors)
14. Jamario Scott — 21.82
16. R’Lazon Brumfield — 21.89
33. Montaive Lightner — 22.56
53. Ahmad Singleton — 23.66