NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With only two weeks until the OVC Indoor Championship, the Tennessee State track and field teams will travel to Birmingham, Ala. for a tune-up in the Samford Multi & Invitational on Feb. 13.
The squads are fresh off of a bye week and look to repeat their successes in the event last season.
In 2014, Amber Hughes represented her side well by picking up a second-place trophy in the 60-meter hurdles, completing the event in 8.50 seconds. In the field events, Jalyn Burr (1.68 meters) and Clairwin Dameus (5.95 meters) won the high jump and long jump events in the pentathlon, respectively, while Brittani Logan placed third in the shot put (14.04 meters).
For the Flying Tigers, freshman Quamel Prince placed fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.97 and Daryl Rice came in third with a hop of 2.00 meters in the high jump. Tyler Anderson was the top attached finisher in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.35 meters.
So far this year, Hughes has the third-best time in the OVC in the 60 meter dash (7.59 seconds) and second-fastest time in the 200 (24.60).
Prince, meanwhile, ranks second in the league at the 800 meter dash (1:51.66) and fourth in the 400 (47.70) and 200 (21.78).