Week One Yields Solid Performances at TSU Relays
The Flying Tigers captured eight first place and seven second place finishes between the men's and women's track and field events during the two days competition.
For the women, the Lady Tigers earned top finishes in two TSU Relays. Selena Fudge took first place in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.57, and Terralyn Johnson took first in the triple jump with a distance of 40-03.50 feet.
Tiffany Heard captured two second place finishes in the 100 meter hurdles (14.59) and the 400 meter hurdles (1:02.90), while Danielle Miller finished second in the shot put (44-08.25) and Amanda Anderson placed second in the javelin throw (101-01).
The ladies also grabbed a third place finish in the 4x200 meter relay (1:40.71) and fourth in the 4x400 meter relays (3:52.72) and the 1600 sprint medley (4:14.68).
The men's team had five first place finishes in the TSU Relays. Justin Anderson placed first in the 100 meter dash with a 10.79, and Michael Holmes finished first in the 200 meter dash (22.49). Sheldon Wilkerson captured first in the 110 meter hurdles (14.39), and Aaron Rogers was first in the high jump (6-08.75).
Brandon Broden earned the top spot with his time in the 5000 meter run (15:49.02). The men also scored a first place finish in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:11.62, and took second in the 4x100 meter relay (1:26.10) and the 4x200 meter relay (1:26.10).
Alabama State University also competed in the TSU Relays this past weekend, with 19 student-athletes earning top 10 performances on the final day of competition.
The Hornets switched up the relay teams for this weekend's competition, yielding solid results. The women's "A" 4x100 meter relay team, made up of runners Latrice Lee, Jasmine Pope, Asha Tavernier, and Tia Rolle, brought home a first place finish with a time 46.26. The 4x400 meter relay "A" team was made up of Pope, Narricka Williams, Jerrica Mahone, and Latrice Lee, who ran a fifth place finish with a time of 3:56.51.
Breana Kelly led a group of four Lady Hornets, who finished among the top seven in the 800m run. Kelly finished second with a time of 2:15.60, while Kesia Derilus was fourth (2:16.46), Mahone placed sixth (2:17.44), and Courtney Gooch was seventh (2:17.62).
The Hornets also showed a solid performance in the 100 meter dash, with three runners among the top seven. Rolle led the group with a second place finish (12.21), while Pope finished fourth (12.65), and Lee seventh (12.73).
Gooch earned a third place finish in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:56.35, and Derilus placed seventh (4:56.51).
On the men's side, runner Carlos Flores crossed second in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.49. Vincent Butler finished second in the 400m event with a time of 48.39.
Jeffery Adams and Ronald Jordan finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 110 meter hurdles; Adams with a time of 14.87 and Jordan just behind at 14.89.
The men's "A" team of the 4x400 meter relay included Butler, Flores, Sylvester Byrd, and Adams. The team ran a fifth place finish with a time of 3:19.07.
The track and field teams will travel to Tuscaloosa on March 24-25 to participate in the Alabama Relays, hosted by the University of Alabama.