Hughes, Prince Lead T&F in Music City Challenge
Friday, December 5, 2014
Hughes, Prince Lead T&F in Music City Challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amber Hughes and Quamel Prince led the Tennessee State track and field teams to good showings in the Music City Challenge hosted by Vanderbilt University.

Hughes was the only Tigerbelle to place first in an event, repeating as champion in the 60 meter hurdles by smoking the competition with a time of 8.56 seconds.

The Atlanta, Ga. native later teamed with Clairwin Dameus, Christian Pryor and Diera Taylor to win the 4x400 meter relay (3:47.41).

True freshman Christian Pryor participated in her first collegiate event earlier in the meet, coming in fourth in the 600 meter dash (1:38.27).

In the field events, Dameus came in third in the long jump (5.93 meters) and Angel Davis also placed third in the shot put with a throw of 13.47 meters.

For the Flying Tigers, Prince led the men’s side by winning the 600 meter in impressive fashion by beating the next closest competitor by 1.7 seconds (1:19.72).

Travon Alexander finished second in the 60 meter after a dash of 6.91 seconds and Theodore Nicholson took home second prize, too, in the 1000 meter (2:38.92).

Jerome Henderson continued the string of top-five finishes and was third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.45

In the jumps, Shaquille Cragwall had the second-longest leap in the triple, 14.66m.

The Tennessee State track and field teams will compete in their second meet of the season, Saturday, in the Middle Tennessee Christmas Invitational.