TSU to Host OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
TSU to Host OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship

OVC INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 26-27
Nashville, Tenn. | Gentry Center

OVC HEADQUARTERS | LIVE SCORING | CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM | SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THE TEAMS: Austin Peay (W), Belmont (M/W), Eastern Illinois (M/W), Eastern Kentucky (M/W), Jacksonville State (W), Murray State (W), Southeast Missouri (M/W), SIUE (M/W), Tennessee State (M/W), Tennessee Tech (W)

TICKET INFORMATION: One-day passes cost $3, while two-day passes are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the TSU Ticket Office, which is located on the first floor of the Gentry Center on the main campus (North Side). 

AT LAST YEAR'S EVENT: Last year's OVC Indoor Championship was held at Lantz Fieldhouse on the campus of Eastern Illinois. On the men's side, Southeast Missouri won its second-consecutive championship and third overall. For the women, the host EIU captured its sixth indoor title. The Tigerbelles took second in last year's event with the Flying Tigers checking in at fifth place. 

LAST YEAR'S AWARD WINNERS
- MEN
Coach of the Year: Tom Akers (EIU) and Eric Crumpecker (SEMO)
Athlete of the Year: Norvel Mohammed (EIU) Track, Quamel Prince (TSU) Track, Kevin Farley (SEMO) Field, La'Derrick Ward (SIUE) Field
Freshman of the Year: Tom Koringo (EKU)
Championship MVP: Kevin Farley (SEMO)

- WOMEN 
Coach of the Year: Tom Akers (EIU)
Athlete of the Year: Ann Eason (EKU) Track, Kayla Gutierrez (SEMO) Field
Freshman of the Year: Carina Schrempf (EKU)
Championship MVP: Clairwin Dameus (TSU) 

TSU CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: The TSU men's program is looking for its first OVC Indoor title, while the women are going for indoor championship number five. The Tigerbelles won the OVC Indoor Championship in 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2014. 

TOP 5 PERFORMANCES IN THE OVC BY TSU THIS SEASON
- MEN
60m Hurdles - 2nd - Jemarruse Amos - 8.27 (55)
200m - 4th - Malik Wright - 21.88
400m - 3rd - Quamel Prince - 48.13
800m - 1st - Quamel Prince - 1:51.13
4x400m Relay - 2nd - 3:16.23
Long Jump - 2nd - Kareem Nicholas - 7.31m (23'11.75")
Triple Jump - 3rd - Kareem Nicholas - 15.00m (49'2.5")
Triple Jump - 4th - Shaquille Cragwall - 14.94m (49'0.25")
Triple Jump - 5th - Marc McCoy - 14.89m (48'10.25")
Shot Put - 1st - Roc-M Nesbitt - 16.14m (52'11.5")
Shot Put - 3rd - Kyle Washington-Scott - 16.01m (52'6.5")
Heptathlon - 2nd - Kenji Anderson - 4047
Heptathlon - 3rd - Justin Young - 3877

- WOMEN
60m - 3rd - Amber Hughes - 7.59 (55)
60m Hurdles - 1st - Amber Hughes - 8.29 (55)
60m Hurdles - 2nd - Clairwin Dameus - 8.34 (55)
200m - 1st - Amber Hughes - 24.29
4x400m Relay - 1st - 3.41.92
High Jump - 2nd - Sharmill Whyatt - 1.71m (5'7.25")
Long Jump - 1st - Clairwin Dameus - 6.31m (20'8.5")
Triple Jump - 1st - Amber Hughes - 13.29m (43'7.25")
Triple Jump - 3rd - Amber Townsend - 12.22m (40'1.25")
Weight Throw - 4th - Angel Davis - 17.03m (55'10.5")
Pentathlon - 1st - Clairwin Dameus - 3898

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