NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) and Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) earned top finishes on the day as the Tennessee State men’s track and field team concluded competition at the Black & Gold Invitational at the Vanderbilt Track on Saturday.
Prince bested the field in the 400m thanks to his 47.36 finish. The time is a new personal record for the junior and was more than half a second ahead of the second-place finisher from DePaul.
Nicholas saved his best effort for his final attempt of the long jump, reaching 7.24m (23’9”) to win the event on the day. Nicholas also earned second place in the triple jump by turning in a distance of 14.57m (47’9.75”).
Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.) competed well in the long jump with a mark of 7.11m (23’4”) to take home third. Shaquille Cragwall (Lebanon, Tenn.) went on to take sixth (6.68m – 21’11”).
Also excelling in the field events, Kenji Anderson (Cordova, Tenn.) cleared the bar at 2.00m (6’6.75”) to earn fourth place in the high jump. For the junior, it is his best performance in the high jump since clearing 2.08m at the 2014 OVC Indoor Championship.
On the track, Shawn Harris (Memphis, Tenn.) posted the day’s third-fastest time in the 110m hurdles in 15.25.
Jason Griffin (Gallatin, Tenn.) picked up a third-place finish in the 400m hurdles by clocking in at 54.45, while Isaiah Olige (Nashville, Tenn.) ran a time of 55.08 to take seventh.
In the 100m, Jerome Henderson III (Clarksville, Tenn.) posted a time of 10.89 to take fifth place.
In yesterday’s action, Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) took fourth in the hammer throw with a distance of 51.39m (168’7.5”).
The Flying Tigers are back in action on March 31-April 2 in Gainesville, Fla. to compete in the Pepsi Florida Relays.