MUSIC CITY CHALLENGE
Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility | Nashville, Tenn.
STARTING LINE: In the final tune up before the OVC Championship, the Tennessee State men’s and women’s track and field teams travel across town to compete in the Music City Challenge at Vanderbilt on Friday and Saturday.
THE FIELD: TSU will compete with student-athletes from a number of different schools including Illinois, Cincinnati, MTSU, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Minnesota, Louisville, Mississippi State, Georgia, Ole Miss, Western Kentucky, ETSU, SEMO, Southern Illinois, Vanderbilt, Jacksonville, Virginia Tech, Memphis, Belmont and SMU.
LAST TIME OUT: At the MTSU Invite on Feb. 4, Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) won the 55m and Daimer Gordon (Ellenwood, Ga.) took first in the shot put. For the Flying Tigers, Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) won the 400m and 800m, while Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) secured first in the shot put and Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) claimed the top spot in the long jump.
MORE AWARDS FOR TSU: Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) continued his dominant senior season by earning adidas OVC Track Athlete of the Week for the third time this season, it was announced on Wednesday. Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) has also earned Field Athlete of the Week this season for the Flying Tigers. For the women, Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) picked up three OVC weekly awards with Cyra Beard (Jackson, Tenn.) adding one.
UP NEXT: Tennessee State will head to Charleston, Ill. for the OVC Indoor Championship on Feb. 24-25.