Nutter Field House | Lexington, Ky.
STARTING LINE: The Tennessee State track and field teams head to Lexington, Ky. to compete in the Kentucky Invitational on Jan. 13-14. Action gets underway on Friday with the weight throw at 4 p.m. Saturday’s events begin with field events at 9 a.m. and running events at noon.
THE FIELD: TSU will go head-to-head with student-athletes from a number of different schools including Kentucky, Louisville, Xavier, Ohio State, Cincinnati, James Madison, Marshall, Akron, Ball State and others.
LAST TIME OUT: TSU returned from the winter break to host the Ed Temple Classic on Jan. 8. The Flying Tigers won seven individual events and the 4x400m relay on the day. Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) earned victories in the shot put and weight throw. For the women, Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) won the triple jump, long jump and 55m hurdles. Hughes’ triple jump of 13.44m is the best in the nation so far this season.
AWARDS: The Flying Tigers swept the Ohio Valley Conference weekly awards with Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) winning OVC Track Athlete of the Week and Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) securing OVC Field Athlete of the Week. On the women’s side, Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) captured OVC Field Athlete of the Week.
UP NEXT: TSU will compete in the Vanderbilt Invitational on Jan. 20-21.