NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State track and field teams took home 11 first-place finishes on their home track at the annual Edward S. Temple Classic on Sunday.
Sophomore Amber Hughes paced the squads by winning four events: the 55 meter dash (7.04 seconds), 200 meter dash (24.60 seconds), triple jump (12.39 meters) and the 4x400 meter relay (3:53.68). Both her times in the 55 meter and the triple jump are new personal bests.
Senior Diera Taylor who was also a part of the first-place 4x400 team, finished with the top time in the 400 meter dash (59.85 seconds).
In the throwing events, junior Angel Davis’s lob of 13.02 meters won the shot put and her 17.00 meter throw in the weight toss set a new career best.
For the Flying Tigers, Travon Alexander clocked the best time in the 55 meter dash in a blazing 6.40 seconds. The mark set a new personal record for the senior and is currently the 23rd fastest time in the country.
Quamel Prince also had a nice afternoon, winning the mile run (4:31.65) and contributing to the team of Jason Griffin, Jakeenan Guthrie and Perry Stokes that took home first prize in the 4x400 meter relay (3:20.88).
In the field events, Daryl Rice outleapt the competition in the high jump (2.01 meters) and Roc-M Nesbitt placed first in the shot put (14.51 meters).