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Events the week of August 8, 2022 in West Tennessee – WBBJ TV

Events the week of August 8, 2022 in West Tennessee - WBBJ TV

Don’t miss any of the fun in West Tennessee this week!

Monday, August 8

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Maines, Soto Capture All-America Honors, Lloyd Qualifies in Two Events – University of Tennessee Athletics

Maines, Soto Capture All-America Honors, Lloyd Qualifies in Two Events - University of Tennessee Athletics
EUGENE, Ore. – The women took center stage on night two of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, while the men finished the last five events of the decathlon Thursday at Hayward Field.
Latavia Maines captured All-America honors for the ninth time in her career – the fifth Division I All-America accolade – as she placed 12th in the women’s shot put, garnering second-team recognition. The senior’s best throw on the night sailed 16.96m (55-7.75).
In the decathlon, Yariel Soto placed 10th overall with 7,668 points. He earned Second Team All-America with his placement and has now picked up All-America honors indoors in the heptathlon and outdoors in the decathlon.
En route to his 10th-place finish, Soto set personal bests in the 110-meter hurdles at 15.28 seconds and in the 1,500m run at 4:27.48.
Sophomore Joella Lloyd put down a blistering 100-meter dash Thursday as she qualified for Saturday’s 100m final. The sprinter finished third in her heat at 11.08 seconds, setting a personal-best time. Her mark is also the second-fastest in Lady Vol history.
Lloyd returned to the track later in the evening to run in the semifinals of the women’s 200m, looking to qualify for the finals in a second event. The St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, native did just that as she placed second in her heat, running a personal best at 22.66 seconds.
Her time is the fourth-quickest in outdoor Lady Vol history.
Lloyd will run in the 100m final at 6:22 p.m. ET, followed by the 200m final at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday.  
Joella Lloyd – Women’s 100m – 11.08
Joella Lloyd – Women’s 200m – 22.66
Yariel Soto – Decathlon – Second Team
Latavia Maines – Women’s Shot Put – Second Team

Uchechi Nwogwugwu – Women’s 4x400mR – Honorable Mention 

Allison Rand – Women’s 4x400mR – Honorable Mention 

Kyla Robinson-Hubbard – Women’s 4x400mR – Honorable Mention 

Mia O’Neil – Women’s 4x400mR – Honorable Mention



Joella Lloyd – Women’s 100m – 11.08 – 2nd in Tennessee History


Joella Lloyd – Women’s 200m – 22.66 – 4th in Tennessee History


Yariel Soto – Decathlon 110mH – 15.28


Yariel Soto – Decathlon 1,500m – 4:27.48

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Incoming Tennessee Director of Track & Field Duane Ross had three female athletes qualify for finals on Thursday night. For the North Carolina A&T men and women, that is six athletes competing in individual event finals as well as the men’s 4×100-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay clinching spots in the finals.


Women’s 100mH – One athlete advancing to finals


Women’s 100m – One athlete advancing to finals


Women’s 200m – One athlete advancing to finals



The men return to action Friday as they wrap up the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Vols begin the day at 9:02 p.m. ET with the finals of the 4x100m Relay. Jalen Tate will compete in the men’s triple jump at 9:20 p.m., while Favour Ashe closes out the night in the 100m dash at 9:52 p.m.


For the most up-to-date information on Tennessee track & field, follow @Vol_Track on Twitter and Instagram.

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Tennessee wins six events in second day of Tennessee Relays

Tennessee wins six events in second day of Tennessee Relays

Competing at home in the Tennessee Relays, the Volunteers and Lady Vols claimed a combined six events Friday at Tom Black Track at at LaPorte Stadium.

The second day of the meet was contested in windy and rainy conditions as Tennessee had top finishes.

Freshman Favour Ashe, making his home debut for the Vols, won the men’s Power Hour 60-meter dash as he crossed the finish line in 10.11 seconds.

In the men’s Power Hour 400-meter hurdles, Tennessee’s Rasheeme Griffith posted a winning time of 51.08 seconds.

The Vols’ Alex Kay won the men’s Power Hour 800-meter run as he posted a time of 1 minute, 50.96 seconds.

In the men’s Power Hour long jump, UT’s Anthony Riley won with a leap of 7.66 meters (25 feet, 1.75 inches.

The Lady Vols had a pair of victories Friday as Latavia Maines won the women’s Power Hour shot put competition with an effort of 17.18 meters (56-4.5) and distance specialist Sydney Seymour was victorious in the women’s Power Hour 1,500-meter run as she finished the event in 4:21.37.