LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Tennessee State track and field teams traveled across the state line to take part in the Kentucky Relays over the weekend. The sides performed well and are expected to be in top form for their next meet, the OVC Outdoor Championship.
Amber Hughes got the Tigerbelles off to good start by placing sixth in the 100 meter hurdles by completing the event in 14.05 seconds. She later came in 11th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.79 seconds.
In the 400 meter hurdles, Clairwin Dameus came in third (59.97 seconds) and Kalya Pryor finished right behind her (1:00.33). Those two times rank No. 1 and No. 2 in the OVC this season.
Kalya’s twin sister Christian also performed well for TSU, as she placed fifth in the 800 meter dash, clocking a 2:12.42.
Current Lady Tiger I’mani Davis took up the high jump and came in third over the weekend after a leap of 1.68 meters.
The Tigerbelles closed their weekend by coming in second in the 4x100 meter relays (46.63 seconds).
Quamel Prince once again paced the Flying Tigers by winning the 800 meter dash following a run of 1:49.72.
Jason Griffin also had a nice showing in the 400 meter hurdles, earning a third-place finish after a time of 53.08 seconds. That time is the second-fastest in the OVC this season.
In the field events, Shaquille Cragwall hopped 14.56 meters in the triple jump, placing second and Daryl Rice had a 2.00 meter leap in the high jump to come in third.
The team will return to Nashville to prep for the OVC Outdoor Championship on May 15.