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Taylor Takes Bronze in Weight Throw in Day One at OVC Indoors
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Taylor Takes Bronze in Weight Throw in Day One at OVC Indoors
Courtesy of Thor Audiss - Wade Event Photography

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Tennessee State women’s track and field team is in seventh place with 14 points after the first day of competition on Wednesday at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship at the Birmingham CrossPlex. 

Amani Taylor earned a bronze medal for the Tigerbelles on Wednesday. 

  • The Tigerbelles are 12-points shy of third place, with Belmont, Eastern Kentucky, Austin Peay, and Eastern Illinois between TSU and third. 
  • Taylor finished third in the weight throw in her final indoor championship meet as a Tigerbelle, tossing the implement 18.58m (60-11.50) in her fifth attempt. 
  • Mikayla Thompson finished right behind the senior thrower, marking a fourth place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 18.22m (59-09.50).
  • In prelim action, Alysoune Coleman and Zion White are moving on to the finals of the 400m dash with sixth and eighth place finishes, respectively. Grenetria Shell and Kelsea Buchanan will also move on to the finals in the 60m hurdles after qualifying with times of 8.71 and 8.96, respectively. 

RESULTS

60m DASH - Preliminaries (28 competitors)
Tyra Cullum - 8.018

200m DASH - Preliminaries (28 competitors)
Alysoune Coleman - 25.48
Tyra Cullum - 25.91
Reyna McFadden - 26.33

400m DASH - Preliminaries (23 competitors)
Alysoune Coleman - 58.27q
Zion White - 58.40q

800m RUN - Preliminaries (23 competitors)
Rebekah Wynn - 2:23.96

60m HURDLES - Preliminaries (17 competitors)
Grenetria Shell - 8.71q
Kelsea Buchanan - 8.96q
Rajala Bean - 9.48
Jasmin Pointer - 9.63

HIGH JUMP (17 competitors)
Jalyn Bowen - 1.63 (5-04.25) - 11th place
Megan Kent - 1.58m (5-02.25) - 14th place

LONG JUMP (24 competitors)
Grenetria Shell - 5.56m (18-03.00) - 6th place
Angel Horton - 5.31m (17-05.25) - 10th place
Alyse Neal - 5.19m (17-00.50) - 12th place
Makayla Transou - 5.13 (16-10.00) - 14th place

WEIGHT THROW (25 competitors)
Amani Taylor - 18.58m (60-11.50) - 3rd place
Mikayla Thompson - 18.22m (59-09.50) - 4th place
Antania Swain - 14.08m (46-02.50) - 15th place
Kennedie Hudson - 13.96m (45-09.75) - 16th place

2020 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP – DAY 1 TEAM SCORES - WOMEN
1. SEMO - 46
2. Murray State - 33
3. Belmont - 26
4. Eastern Kentucky - 20
5. Austin Peay - 19
6. Eastern Illinois - 16.5
7. Tennessee State - 14
8. Tennessee Tech - 11
9. SIUE - 6
10. Jacksonville State - 3.5


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