PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Lady Tigers of Texas Southern University took fourth place at the annual Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field meet this past weekend.
TSU finished with 74 points, narrowly edging Arkansas–Pine Bluff, which finished in fifth place with 73 team points. Alabama State won the meet with a score of 177.5
Quintella Johnson’s gold-medal performance in the high jump highlighted TSU’s individual performances at the championship meet. Johnson won the event with a jump of 1.75 meters, four-hundredths of a meter over the second-place finisher. TSU’s Mariah Stewart finished in fifth place with a top jump of 1.59 meters.
Alexis Gray came away with a pair of silver medals in sprinting events for the Lady Tigers. Her second-place time in the 100-meter dash was 11.77 seconds; Gray finished the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.74 seconds, also good for second place.
Rakayla Robertson also came away with a silver medal in the triple jump. Her best mark was 12.05 meters.
In the throwing events, Christelle Nintcheu claimed a trio of top-four finishes, which included a third-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 14.2 meters. She took fourth in the discus (45.02 meters) and in the hammer throw (50.18 meters).
Kiya Reeves (pictured) took home a bronze medal with the heptathlon. She recorded a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash, and took fourth place in the event’s 200-meter dash, 800-meter run, and long jump.
TSU’s 4-by-100-meter relay team finished in fourth place with a time of 46.82 seconds. Reeves, Gray, Robyn Brooks and Tatyana Bryant competed in the event for the Lady Tigers.