Both Hughes and Prince are competing in their freshman season at Tennessee State, are wasting little time to make a big impact in the program. Both performers were honored for their early accomplishments earning Co-OVC Track Athletes of the Week on Wednesday
Prince, a redshirt freshman, specializes in the 800 meters. So far this season the Nashville, Tenn. native has raced in the event three times, winning on two occasions at the Ed Temple Classic and the UAB Blazer Invitational.
This past weekend Prince beat out the 31 runner field in the event, clocking a 1:54.60 a personal record for the distance. Prince’s time is also a conference best for the indoor season thus far.
For the Tigerbelles, Amber Hughes has shined in the early season wining three races so far in her first year with the program. Hughes also currently holds the best time in the Ohio Valley for the 60 meter hurdles, posting a time of 8.49 in the UAB Blazer Invitational last weekend. The time gave the freshman a 3rd place finish in the event.
The Atlanta native took the top spot 55 meter hurdles twice this season at the Christmas Invitational (7.95 seconds) and the Ed Temple Classic (7.96). Hughes also won the 60 meter Hurdles in her first collegiate meet, the Music City Challenge, with a time of 8.55.
The track and field teams return to action this weekend, when they travel to Johnson City, Tenn. for the Niswonger Invitational.