Tigers Continue Pace at Commodore Classic
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State cross country teams returned to Percy Warner Park to run in the Commodore Classic. Two weeks ago, the Tigers ran the same course as both squads ran a 5K race in the Belmont Opener. On Saturday, the women improved on their efforts from the opening weekend, as the men improved on their 8K run from a year ago.
The Tigerbelles finished 16th, ahead of rival Alabama A&M, and just behind Ohio Valley Conference opponent Tennessee Tech. Kenyana Hampton and Oteia Prince each shaved over two minutes off their opening 5K times and led TSU to the tape in times of 20:07.66 and 20:49.32, respectively.
Christian Pryor (21:46.24) and Michelle Bradley (23:54.85) continued the improvement theme, as each bettered their times by one minute. The largest time improvement came from Jasmine Owens, as her 24:17.79 time was down by three minutes.
Quamel Prince, Theodore Nicholson and Jalon McCutcheon each recorded career bests on the 8K course. Prince was the first Tiger to cross the line in a time of 27:32.69 and was followed by Nicholson in 31:06.90 and Kwame Robinson in 31:35.04. McCutcheon finished in 35:32.10, ahead of Jakennan Guthrie (37:15.56).
The Tigers will take two weeks off before returning to action in the Greater Louisville Invitational.