NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State track and field teams will head to Austin Peay, Friday, to close out their seasons in the OVC Outdoor Championship.
The two-day event will be the culmination of the hard-work put in by the Tigerbelles and Flying Tigers and will provide a chance for the squads to upend defending champions Southeast Missouri.
Last year, reigning Freshman of the Year Amber Hughes won the 100-meter hurdles, besting her prelim time of 13.52 seconds with a 13.46 showing in the finals.
Sophomore Clairwin Dameus continued TSU’s impressive outing by placing first in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.74), long jump (6.22 meters) and heptathlon (5,399 points).
In the final women’s events of the day, Dameus and Hughes helped take home the 4x400 (3:39.99) and 4x100 (45.05) titles while also breaking the old Ohio Valley Conference records.
Jerome Henderson started the Flying Tigers’ second day of the championship by winning the 100-meter dash after a run of 10.42 seconds and Michael Johnson extended the solid opening by placing fourth in the 400-meter (47.79).
In the 800-meter, Quamel Prince shaved nearly two seconds off of his preliminary time the day before to come in third in the finals (1:50.90).
The OVC Championship will begin Friday with the decathlon and conclude on Saturday with the 4x400 meter relays.