BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) won the 800m to highlight the Tennessee State men’s track and field team's effort at the SportsPlex on Saturday at the final day of the Samford Open.
Prince posted the best time of the day in the 800m (1:51.27) to win the event.
Also on the track, freshman Malik Wright (Tampa, Fla.) clocked in at 49.26 in the 400m for a new personal record. In the finals of the 60m, Jerome Henderson III (Clarksville, Tenn.) finished in 6.90 to take fourth with his fastest time of the season.
The Flying Tigers had a number of strong performances in field events. Shaquille Cragwall (Lebanon, Tenn.) turned in a third place finish in the triple jump (14.80m – 48’6.75”) followed closely by Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) in fifth (14.58m – 47’10). In the long jump, Nicholas took home fifth by jumping 7.12m (23’4.5”), with Cragwall placing ninth with a distance of 6.88m (22’7”).
Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) impressed in his TSU debut with a distance of 16.01m (52’6.5”) in the shot put to earn fourth place, while Roc-M Nesbitt (Atlanta, Ga.) took sixth in the event with a mark of 15.96m (52’4.5”).
Up next, Tennessee State will host the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship at the Gentry Center on Feb. 26-27.