Edwardsville, ILL. – The Tennessee State track and field teams opened the 2014 OVC Outdoor Championship with a handful of solid performances in preliminaries and top-five finishes.
JaLyn Burr notched a third-place outing in the high jump after a leap of 1.60 meters, and Clairwin Dameus won the long jump with a 6.22 meter hop. Ashontae Jackson came in second in the long jump (6.02m) to give TSU eight more points.
Dameus later tossed the javelin 36.74 meters which earned her fifth place, and won two of the day’s four heptathlon events (100 meter hurdles and 200 meter dash).
For the Flying Tigers, Daryl Rice came in fourth in the high jump with a final of 2.05 meters and Justin Young finished fifth in the pole vault (3.80 meters).
Tyler Anderson rounded out the day with a fifth-place showing in the long jump after a hop of 7.35 meters.
Several TSU athletes including Amber Hughes, Quamel Prince and Quanisha Sales, positioned themselves nicely Friday’s preliminaries which could lead to gold medals tomorrow.