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2018-19 Women's Track and Field Season in Review
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
2018-19 Women's Track and Field Season in Review


NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State women's Track and Field team contained several highlights in a successful 2018-19 season. Here's a recap of the key performances by the Tigerbelles.


  • Indoor Track and Field – 3rd out of 12 (89.50 points)
  • Outdoor Track and Field – 5th out of 12 (81.5 points)

During the indoor track and field season, Tennessee State earned one OVC Weekly Awards.

  • 1/9/19 – Grenetria Shell – Co-Field Athlete of the Week

At the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship, held in Birmingham, AL., TSU won seven individual medals and one in the 4x400m relay.

OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship Gold Medals (1)

  • Shot Put — Mikayla Thompson — 15.73m (Conference record)

OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship Silver Medals (4)

  • Weight throw — Amani Taylor — 17.96m
  • 60m hurdles — Grenetria Shell — 8.72m
  • 200m dash — Lakeia Hill — 24.23
  • 4x400 relay — Tennessee State A

OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship Bronze Medals (2)

  • 60m hurdles — Nigeria Starks — 8.78
  • 400m dash — Lakeia Hill — 55.36

At the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship, held in Cape Girardeau, MO, TSU won six individual medals and two in the relays.

Mikayla Thompson earned her second medal of the championships in shot put with a 13.84m (45’5”), placing her third of 18 competitors.

The Tigerbelle 4x400 relay teams both took home silver medals:
In the 4x100, Gabrielle Younginer, Amber McCroskey, Kyla Jimmar and Hill put together a time of 46.86.

Shell, McCroskey, Zion White, and Hill completed the 4x400 in 3:52.62, earning the team second place among 10 teams. Hill added a bronze to her collection with a third-place 1:01.87 time in the 400-meter hurdles.

Tennessee State dominated in the 100-meter hurdles taking two of the three medals. Nigeria Starks finished in 14.05 to place second, while Grenetria Shell earned bronze with a 14.39 time.

  • Mikayla Thompson qualified for the NCAA East Track and Field Preliminaries in the shot put. Thompson tossed a mark of 15.20m in the shot put to 36th out of 48.