Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility | Nashville, Tenn.
STARTING LINE: Making their second appearance at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility this indoor season, the Tennessee State men’s and women’s track and field teams will take part in the Vanderbilt Invitational on Jan. 20-21. Events begin on Friday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m. The following day kicks off at 9:45 a.m.
THE FIELD: The Tigerbelles and Flying Tigers will compete against student-athletes from Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Western Kentucky, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Memphis, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, South Alabama, Louisiana Tech, UAB, UConn, Southern Illinois, Samford and MTSU.
LAST TIME OUT: TSU turned in a number of top performances at the Kentucky Invitational last weekend. Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) won the 800m in 1:50.54, and Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) claimed second in the triple jump with a mark of 14.91m (48’11”) for the Flying Tigers. On the women’s side, Cyra Beard (Jackson, Tenn.) secured second in the high jump with a height of 1.76m (5’9.25”) with Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) taking third in the long jump (5.99m – 19’8”).
MORE WEEKLY AWARDS: TSU has won six Ohio Valley Conference Weekly Awards this season. On Jan. 18, Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) won OVC Track Athlete of the Week and Cyra Beard (Jackson, Tenn.) earned OVC Field Athlete of the Week. Hughes was also awarded OVC Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 11. For the men, Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) was OVC Co-Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 18 and won the award outright on Jan. 11. Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) secured OVC Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 11.
UP NEXT: Tennessee State will compete in the MTSU Invite on Feb. 4 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.