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Tigerbelles Sign Two to 2019-20 Roster
Friday, May 17, 2019
Tigerbelles Sign Two to 2019-20 Roster

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State Track and Field has signed Tori Roberts (New Haven, Conn.) and Makayla Transou (Jackson, Tenn.) ­to the 2019-20 Tigerbelles roster, announced director of track and field, Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice.

Tori Roberts | Sprints | Freshman
New Haven, Conn. | Hamden High School

“You know when you go somewhere and it feels like home,” Roberts said. “I loved the team. I could see myself running for them.”

  • Won the 800-meter dash at the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship as a junior, finishing seventh in the state meet
  • Ran the anchor leg of the 4x800 relay team that finished sixth at the Connecticut State Open, qualifying for nationals
  • Competed in the 800, 4x400 and 4x800 as a senior
  • Will major in communications
  • Recruited by Virginia Commonwealth, Delaware and Eastern Illinois

Makayla Transou | Sprints and Jumps | Freshman
Jackson, Tenn. | South Side High School

  • Claimed Gold at the state meet in the long jump in 2016
  • Has qualified for state four-straight seasons in long jump
  • Also competes in the 100 meter dash, qualifying for sectional finals as a senior
  • Played basketball and volleyball