NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Friday and Saturday, the Tennessee State track and field teams will host their sole outdoor meet of the season, the Boston/Moon Relays at the Edward S. Temple Track.
Participants from 25 colleges and high schools will take part in the events including members from Alabama A&M, Belmont, Lipscomb and Middle Tennessee State.
The Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles are coming off of an impressive showing at the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville in which a handful of student-athletes set new personal bests.
Among those who broke their previous marks was freshman Amber Hughes who clocked a 13.56 in 100-meter hurdles, making her fifth in the South Region in the event.
Also set to showcase her talents this weekend is Clairwin Dameus who stands in fourth place in the region in heptathlon as she garnered 5,283 points on Mar. 20.
Hughes and Dameus will pair with Ashontae Jackson and Quanisha Sales in one of the final events of the day, the 4x400 meter relay. The same team that broke the OVC Indoor Record currently sits at sixth place in the district after an outdoor time of 3:40.25.
For the Flying Tigers, Jerome Henderson was a major standout last weekend when he set a new personal record of 10.65 in 100-meter, which gave him the third-fastest time in OVC this season.
Also representing the TSU men’s team in the meet will be Daryl Rice and Caleb Carrothers who both rank sixth in the South after high jumps of 2.10 meters at the Baskin Weems Relays.
Tennessee State participants will look to set new records at the Boston/Moon Relays which kicks off on Friday at 3 p.m. with the Hammer Throw.
Admission will be five dollars per adult for each day of the event, kids 6-17 will be charged three dollars and five and under will be free.