EUGENE, Ore. – Tennessee State Tigerbelles Clairwin Dameus and Amber Hughes came up just short in the NCAA Outdoor National Championship hosted by the University of Oregon. Dameus placed 11th in the long jump and Hughes came in 20th place in the 100-meter hurdles.
Dameus had an amazing performance, and set a new personal-best with a 6.24 meter leap in the long jump. Unfortunately, the Boynton Beach, Fla. native finished near the middle of the pack as Alabama’s Quanesha Burks won the event with a 6.91 meter hop.
Hughes ran a tick slower than she did in the East Preliminary, clocking a 13.31 second performance in the 100-meter hurdles. The sophomore did manage to best competitors from powerhouses TCU, Houston and Arkansas.
Thursday’s showing brings TSU’s memorable 2015 Outdoor Season to close. The Tigerbelles were crowned champions of the Ohio Valley Conference for the fourth time and three student-athletes made the NCAA Preliminary