NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State track and field teams will host the annual Edward S. Temple Classic on Sunday.
The events will start at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day, ending with the 4x400 meter relay.
At last season’s Temple Classic, The Flying Tigers took home three titles, including the 800 meters, high jump and pole vault. On the women’s side the Tigerbelles won the 55 meter hurdles and the long jump.
The meet will be yet another showcase for Quamel Prince who is ranked inside the top-50 nationally in the 400 and 800 meter dashes. His time of 21.78 seconds in the 200 meter is the second-fastest time in the OVC as well.
Fellow Flying Tiger Jerome Henderson has the league’s second-best time in the 60 meter dash (6.85 seconds) and Daryl Rice has top marks in the high jump (6’8.75”).
On the women’s side, Clairwin Dameus and Amber Hughes look to continue their winning ways as individuals and as a team.
Dameus has the longest jump of any OVC female this year at 19’8.25” and her 3,685 points in last week’s pentathlon earned her Field Athlete of the Week.
For Hughes, the reigning OVC Female Freshman of the Year has the fastest time in the 60 meter hurdles again this season and, along with Dameus, compromise the 4x4 team that broke a conference record a year ago.
There are 14 teams confirmed to be in attendance on Sunday as the TSU track and field teams host their only Indoor meet of the year.