ATLANTA, Ga. - Quamel Prince produced the fastest time in the 800 meter dash, leading the Tennessee State track and field teams over the weekend at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
The Antioch native blew by his competitors from the likes of Clemson, Duke and Louisville to clock a 1:48.64. That time is the fastest in the Ohio Valley Conference this season and the 33rd quickest in the nation.
Also for the Flying Tigers, Jerome Henderson narrowly missed out of the finals in the 100 meter dash. His time of 10.80 was .004 seconds slower than the last qualifying spot, but still earned him 17th place.
Back from injury, Jemarruse Amos leapt into the finals in the 110 meter hurdles by posting times of 15.07 and 14.90. He later finished eighth overall with a 14.93 showing in the finals.
The Tigerbelles were once again paced by Clairwin Dameus and Amber Hughes as both made it to the last heat in the 100 meter hurdles. Hughes led the way by coming in third in the event (13.64), and Dameus placed seventh (14.12).
Dameus continued her solid showing by posting a top-10 finish in the 400 meter hurdles (1:01.62), while teammate Kalya Pryor finished two spots lower in 12th (1:01.90).
In the field events, Dameus had the third-longest leap in the long jump (6.01 meters) and JaLyn Burr (12.06), Felicia Oladakun (12.00) and Amber Townsend (11.78) placed sixth, eighth and ninth, respectively, in the triple jump.
The squads will take a week off before next hitting the track on May 1 for the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio.