Track & Field

Tigers Medal in 7 Events in the SWAC Indoor Championships

Aaron RodgersBirmingham, AL – The men’s track and field team earned seven medals at the 2013 Indoor Track and Field Championships. The captured one gold, four silver and two bronze medals.

, a senior from Pearland, Texas, was crowned SWAC Indoor Long Jump champion with a distance of 7.12 meters. Rodgers also took a silver medal in the high jump (1.98m).

The Tigers had three other silver place finishers. (sophomore, ) was second in the long jump (7.09m), Arte’ Collins (senior, , Texas) was runner-up in the 400 meter dash with a time of 47.65 and the TSU 4×400 meter relay team was second with a time of 3:14.47. The relay team members are (junior, Miami, Florida), Collins, and (junior, Houston).

Texas Southern had two third place medalists. (sophomore, Boston, Massachusetts) picked up a bronze medal in the triple jump with a distance of 14.27 meters and was third in the Pole Vault (3.75m).

The Tigers earned 80 points and a third place overall finish in the SWAC Indoor Championships.

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