BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Tennessee State track and field teams competed in their final event before the OVC Indoor Championship this past weekend at the Samford Multi and Invitational.
Sophomore Amber Hughes led the way by winning the 60 meter hurdles (8.43 seconds), triple jump (12.16 meters) and helping take home first place in the 4x400 (3:46.84). Hughes also clocked the fastest time in the OVC this season of 24.56 seconds in the 200 meter, finishing the event in fourth place.
The Pryor twins also put up solid performances for the Tigerbelles. Kalya placed 12th in the 400 meter dash (57.89) and Christian came in fourth in the 800 meter (2:13.53).
In the field events, JaLyn Burr had the sixth-best leap in the high jump (1.60 meters) and Clairwin Dameus earned a second-place finish in the long jump (5.99 meters).
For the Flying Tigers, Quamel Prince won the 800 meter dash with a time of 1:50.36 – second best in the OVC this year. Freshman Jemarruse Amos also clocked the second fastest time in the league in the 60 meter hurdles, placing second with a time of 8.22 seconds.
Jerome Henderson rounded out the track events by notching the seventh-fastest time in the 200 meter dash (22.33 seconds).
The squads will take a weekend to prepare for the OVC Championship in Charleston, Ill. on Feb. 27.