Off to a Racing Start, TSU Shines at Music City Challenge
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Off to a Racing Start, TSU Shines at Music City Challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday the Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles claimed the highest point totals at the Music City Challenge.

The meet was held at nearby Vanderbilt University as a kick-off event for the local universities’ winter track and field seasons.

TSU won both meets with the men totaling 96 points to knock off Belmont and the women scored 86 points to beat Belmont and Vanderbilt.

For the men, junior Travon Alexander shined winning both the 60 and 200 meters with times of 6.94 and 22.00 seconds. Alexander was joined by freshman Perry Stokes, sophomore Quamel Prince and junior Tamoron Key. Stokes took home the 300 meter title with a time of 35.12, Prince ran a 35.12 in the 300 meters to take the top spot and Key rounded out the first place effort winning the pole vault clearing a height of 4.10 meters.

On the women’s side the Tigerbelles had three performers take the top spot. Freshman Amber Hughes kicked off her colligate career taking the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.55. After a stellar freshman campaign Clairwin Dameus returned to form with a stellar 5.74 meter long jump to take the long jump title. Junior JaLyn Burr took home the top spot in the triple jump with a jump of 12.03 meters.

Saturday the Tigers and Tigerbelles head to Murfreesboro, Tenn. for the Christmas Invitational hosted by Middle Tennessee State University.