JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) set a new personal record in the 800m to lead the Tennessee State men’s track and field team on day one of the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Thursday at Hodges Stadium.
Prince, who was seeded 32nd in the East Region in the 800m, turned in the 10th fastest time of the day in 1:48.23. His previous career best was 1:48.41 set at the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship. His performance earns him a spot in tomorrow’s quarterfinals.
Competing in the long jump, Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) stretched the tape to 6.73m (22’1”) on his second attempt, which turned out to be his best distance on the day. On Saturday, Nicholas will compete in the triple jump, where he is seeded 23rd.
Jason Griffin (Gallatin, Tenn.) capped his Tennessee State career by turning in a time of 52.55 in the 400m hurdles. The senior was seeded 43rd in the event and finished 31st on the day.
DAY ONE RESULTS
Quamel Prince – 1:48.23 – 10th place
Jason Griffin – 52.55 – 31st place
Kareem Nicholas – 6.73m – 48th place