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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) won the silver medal in the long jump, and Shaquille Cragwall (Lebanon, Tenn.) won bronze in the high jump as the Tennessee State men’s track and field team completed day one of the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship at Edward S. Temple Track on Friday. The Flying Tigers accumulated 34 points and sit in fifth place after day one.
Nicholas bested all but one competitor in the field in the long jump thanks to a personal record distance of 7.46m (24’5.75”) on the day. The Tigers added additional points in the event as Cragwall picked up a fifth place finish with a personal best mark of 7.18m (23’6.75”), and Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.) secured a sixth place finish in 7.12m (23’4”).
In the high jump, Cragwall set another personal record, securing third place by getting over the bar set at 2.08m (6’9.75”). Kenji Anderson (Cordova, Tenn.) was not far behind in fourth thanks to a jump of 2.02m (6’7.5”).
Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) added five points to TSU’s total with a fifth place finish in the discus. His best attempt of the day sailed 48.51m (159’2”).
McCoy tacked on the final three points of the day for the Flying Tigers with a mark of 46.40m (156’4”) in the javelin.
In the prelims of the 800m, Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) had the best time of the day, completing the two-circuit event in first place in 1:50.13.
Adding another first place finish in the prelims of the 110m hurdles was Jason Griffin (Gallatin, Tenn.), who posted the fastest time by clocking in at 14.45, which was a personal record. Jemarruse Amos (Jacksonville, Fla.) also turned in a strong effort, taking second in the prelims with a career best time of 14.78. Picking up spots in tomorrow’s finals were Shawn Harris (Memphis, Tenn.) in fourth with a 14.99 finish and Isaiah Olige (Nashville, Tenn.) in eighth in 15.14.
Through five events in the decathlon, McCoy is sitting in second place with 3,405 points. Justin Young (Clarksville, Tenn.) is also in line for points, in seventh place in the decathlon with 2,755 points.
Malik Wright (Tampa, Fla.) earned a spot in the finals for the 400m thanks to his time of 49.04 in the prelims.
James Stewart (Nashville, Tenn.) and Jerome Henderson III (Clarksville, Tenn.) put themselves in position to score points in tomorrow’s final after finishing fourth and eighth in the 200m prelims. Stewart finished in 21.90 and Henderson III turned in a 22.12 finish. It was Stewart’s first time breaking 22 seconds on the season.
Southeast Missouri currently leads the field with 69.5 points.
The OVC Outdoor Championship wraps up tomorrow.
DAY 1 TSU POINT SCORERS
2nd – Kareem Nicholas – 7.46m (24’5.75”) – 8 points
5th – Shaquille Cragwall – 7.18m (23’6.75”) – 4 points
6th – Marc McCoy – 7.12m (23’4.5”) – 3 points
3rd – Shaquille Cragwall - 2.08m (6’9.75”) – 6 points
4th – Kenji Anderson -2.02m (6’7.5”) – 5 points
4th – Kyle Washington-Scott – 48.51m (159’2”) – 5 points
6th – Marc McCoy – 46.40m (156’4”) – 3 points