Flying Tigers earn second place at TTU Invitational
Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cookeville, Tenn. - With the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor championship set for April 30, the Tennessee State University men's track and field team took advantage of testing out the championship's site at the Tennessee Tech Invitational on Saturday.

The Flying Tigers placed second with 111 points in the final team standings rounding up three first-place awards along with six top three finishes. Kentucky State walked away with the team win scoring 189 points.

Michael Rideout led the way picking up the win in the 400-meter dash. Rideout was clocked at 49.50 seconds registering his second win of the season in the same number of weeks.

Jamal Henderson along with the 4x100-meter relay team recorded first place in the standings. Henderson recorded his first career win in the high jump with a vault of 1.93m (6' 04") giving him the best mark in the OVC thus far while the 4x100-meter relay team (Johnson, Mallory, Darden, Poole) posted their fastest time of the season at 42.17 seconds.

Second place performances included Phillip Myton in the 400m (50.33 secs), Chris Hobbs in the 800m (2:00.36), and Xavier Walton in the long jump (6.74m).

The Flying Tigers also turned in third place in the 100m (Dwayne Johnson, 11.37 secs.), 200m (Johnnie Poole, 23.15), and the 400-meter hurdles (Arthur Combest, 1:00.36).

Next up, the Flying Tigers will compete in the Austin Peay State Invite scheduled for April 3.