NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After taking nearly a month off the Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles returned home for the Ed Temple Classic. On the day, both groups won a combined five events in their first home meet of the indoor year.
The Flying Tigers took home three titles on Sunday, including the 800 meters, high jump and pole vault. On the women’s side the Tigerbelles won the 55 meter hurdles and the long jump.
Tennessee State boasted the top three finishers in the men’s high jump in Caleb Carrothers, Kenji Anderson and Daryl Rice. Carrothers took the event with a jump of 2.03 meters, Anderson and Rice both jumped 1.98 meters to tie for second.
The Flying Tigers also took ahold of the men’s pole vault, with a 1-2 finish. Tamorron Key posted the best mark, clearing 4.10 meters, followed closely behind by Justin Young’s mark of 3.80 meters.
A 1-2 finish in the long jump highlighted the Tigerbelles day at the Ed Temple Classic. Clairwin Dameus won the event, with a season’s best jump of 5.99 meters. Ashontae Jackson finished second jumping 5.71 meters.
Amber Hughes had the other win for the women’s side, taking the 55 meter hurdles with a season’s best time of 7.96. Thrower Brittani Logan also posted strong performances on the day, finishing 2nd in the shot put (13.47 meters) and 3rd in the weight throw (15.65 meters).
Both the Tigerbelles and the Flying Tigers will return to action later this week when they travel to Birmingham for the UAB Blazer Invitational. The two-day event kicks off Friday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.