NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State’s Amber Hughes and Clairwin Dameus were named Ohio Valley Conference Co-Female Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, by the league Wednesday.
Hughes picked up four top five finishes last week at the Alabama relays. She finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.88 which ranks first in the OVC and third in the nation. She was also part of the 4x100 meter relay team that finished second (45.58) and the 4x400-meter relay that took third (3:44.40). Both of those times rank first in the league so far this year. Hughes was also a member of the 4x200-meter relay team that took third with a time of 1:37.87.
Dameus took second in the heptathlon with 5,283 points at the Alabama Relays. She was first in the long jump, 100-meter hurdles and the 200 meter dash. She earned third-place finishes in the javelin, high jump and the 800-meter run.
TSU will next compete at the Weems Baskin Invitational in Columbia, S.C. on March 28-29.