TAMPA, Fla. – Completing action at the Bulls Invitational on Friday, the Tennessee State men’s track and field team secured a number of finishes near the top of their events.
Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) won the 800m with a time of 1:49.36. He finished 0.51 seconds ahead of Louisville’s Teague Peck, who took second place. The time is the best for Prince in the 800m since a 1:48.41 at last year’s Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship.
Jason Griffin (Gallatin, Tenn.) finished fifth in the 110m hurdles (15.05) with Shawn Harris (Memphis, Tenn.) taking seventh in 15.22. Griffin also turned in a sixth-place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.28 with Isaiah Olige (Nashville, Tenn.) taking 10th in 55.50.
A 21.80 time in the 200m earned Malik Wright (Tampa, Fla.) ninth place.
TSU earned a second-place finish in the 4x100m relay with a team made up of Jerome Henderson (Clarksville, Tenn.), Malik Davis (College Park, Ga.), Wright and Prince.
In the shot put, Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) threw a distance of 15.69m (51’5.75”) to place third.
In other field events, the Flying Tigers excelled in the triple jump. Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) placed fifth with a distance of 14.88m (48’10”), while Shaquille Cragwall (Lebanon, Tenn.) took sixth with a mark of 14.66 (48’1.25”) and Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.) finished seventh with a distance of 14.23m (46’8.25”).
Next on the schedule, the Flying Tigers will compete in the Black & Gold Invitational on March 25-26 in Nashville, Tenn. in an event hosted by Vanderbilt.