War Eagle Invitational next destination for Flying Tigers
Friday, April 16, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University Flying Tigers will travel this weekend to Auburn, Ala. to compete in the War Eagle Invitational at the Hutsell-Rosen Track.

The two-day meet, hosted by Auburn University, will begin on Friday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m. with the men's hammer throw.

Saturday's events are slated to begin at 11 a.m. with the men and women's pole vault competition, while running events begin at 1:30 p.m. with the women's 4x100m dash.

The Invitational will conclude with the men's and women's 4x400m at 7:45 p.m.

Teams entered to compete include:

Alabama (W)


Alabama State



Columbus State


Georgia State

Georgia Southern

Grand Valley State

Jacksonville State

Kennesaw State


Mississippi State


South Alabama


Last season at the War Hawk Invitational,TSU returned to head coach Kelly Carter's alma mater, then freshmen, Nathaniel Moore and Michael Rideout, delivered one of their top performances in the 400m. Moore clocked in 48.54 and Rideout followed behind at 48.62.

The Flying Tigers are coming off stellar performances after hosting the 8th Annual Boston-Moon Classic. Rideout picked up first place and still remains undefeated in the 400m running a time of 48.38 seconds.

In addition, Rideout returned to help lead the 4x400m relay team to first in a dramatic race to close out the meet. The Flying Tigers used splits from Phillip Myton (49.2 secs), Julian Mallory (48.4 secs), Johnnie Poole (50.9 secs) and Rideout (48.4 secs) to register a time of 3:17.82. Mallory spotlighted TSU in the short sprints running career times in the 100m (5th - 10.92 secs) and 200m (4th - 21.89 secs). 

Next on the schedule and depending on current times, the Flying Tigers are slated to compete at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 24.