TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Tennessee State track and field teams continued their Outdoor Seasons at the University of Alabama Relays this weekend against some of the nation’s stiffest competition.
In addition to the Crimson Tide, athletes from Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt took part in the event.
Two weeks after being named Athlete of the OVC Indoor Championship, Clairwin Dameus continued her strong campaign, placing second in the heptathlon with 5283 points. The sophomore won the 200-meter dash and long jump events, leading to the high finish overall.
Fellow Tigerbelle, Ashontae Jackson came in fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.56.
Quanisha Sales then had a top-three finish in the 100-meter dash following a run of 12.07 seconds and Amber Hughes had one too in the 100-meter hurdles (13.88).
Dameus, Jackson, Sales and Hughes later teamed to place second in the 4x100 with a final of 45.58.
For the Flying Tigers, Jerome Henderson notched at fifth-place finish in the 100-meter dash (10.78 seconds) and Michael Johnson came in second in the 400-meter dash after running the event in 48.16 seconds.
Royce Dates (7.22 meters) had a seventh-place finish in the long jump, while Daryl Rice and Caleb Carrothers tied for third in the high jump (2.10 meters).
TSU will next compete in the Oliver Nickoloff Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 28.