MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Continuing his standout outdoor season, junior Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) won the 800m at the Memphis Invitational on Saturday in the Tennessee State men’s track and field team’s final meet before the Ohio Valley Conference Championship.
Prince turned in a time of 1:48.70, finishing more than a second ahead of the second-place finisher in the event.
Also finishing near the top of his event, Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) earned second in the triple jump with a distance of 15.45m on his second attempt on Saturday.
Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.) picked up a fifth place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 14.81m, while Shaquille Cragwall (Lebanon, Tenn.) stretched the tape to 14.71m.
In the 110m hurdles, Jason Griffin (Gallatin, Tenn.) clocked in at 14.59, which was a personal record, to earn fourth place, with Jemarruse Amos (Jacksonville, Fla.) not far behind in eighth in 14.86. Griffin went on to turn in a time of 53.94 in the 400m hurdles to take sixth.
Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) threw the shot put a personal record distance of 17.12m to take sixth and the discus 49.10m to earn eighth.
The Flying Tigers will now turn their attention to the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship on May 13-14 hosted by Tennessee State.