JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tennessee State Tigerbelles Clairwin Dameus and Amber Hughes are headed to the NCAA National Championship following their performances in the East Preliminary over the weekend.
Dameus placed 10th in the women’s long jump after a leap of 6.09 meters. The mark fell short of her season-best hop of 6.16 in the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on May 15, but was still good enough to qualify the junior for the nation’s top-event.
Hughes, the reigning OVC Female Athlete of the Outdoor Championship, came in 12th in the 100-meter hurdles to earn her berth into the NCAAs. The Atlanta, Ga. native also narrowly missed qualifying in the triple jump, placing 13th (12.77 meters).
The TSU duo will prepare for a trip to Eugene, Ore. for the NCAA Championship on June 10-13.