Flying Tigers Tie for Second at OVC Indoor Championship
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Flying Tigers Tie for Second at OVC Indoor Championship
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics

FINAL RESULTS

PHOTO GALLERY - BY SANDY KING (EIU ATHLETICS)

CHARLESTON, Ill. --- The Tennessee State men’s track and field team secured its highest finish at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship, tying for second overall with 120 points. The Flying Tigers took home six individual medals plus one in the 4x400m relay on the final day on Saturday at Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse.

OVC Track Athlete of the Year Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) captured both of TSU’s gold medals on the day. In the 400m, Prince topped the field with a time of 47.99. He also won first place in the 800m thanks to a 1:51.98 finish in Saturday’s final.

Prince would go on to help TSU’s 4x400m relay team place second with a time of 3:17.33. The team consisting of Prince, Malik Wright (Tampa, Fla.), James Faison (Decatur, Ga.) and Isaiah Olige (Nashville, Tenn.) earned the silver medal.

Jemarruse Amos (Jacksonville, Fla.) was responsible for another of TSU’s silver medals on the day, clocking in at a personal record time of 8.14 in the 60m hurdles for second place. In the field, Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) had the day's second best distance in the triple jump, reaching 14.77m (48’5.5”) for the silver.

Back on the track, Wright secured third place for the bronze in the 200m with his 22.23 finish.

In the shot put, Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) had a career day with a personal best distance of 17.16m (56’3.75”) to take home third place and the bronze medal.  

Finishing in fourth for more crucial points were Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.) in the triple jump, Wright in the 400m, Chris Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) in the 60m hurdles and Faison in the 200m.

In team scoring, Eastern Illinois won first place with 141 points. TSU finished tied for second with Eastern Kentucky with 120 points.

DAY 2 TSU POINT SCORERS
Shot Put
3rd – Kyle Washington-Scott – 17.16m (56’3.75”) – 6 points
6th – Roc-M Nesbitt – 16.21m (53’2.25”) – 3 points

Triple Jump
2nd – Kareem Nicholas – 14.77m (48’5.5”) – 8 points
4th – Marc McCoy – 14.62m (47’11.75”) – 5 points
8th – Rashaad Dates – 14.04m (46’0.75”) – 1 point

400m
1st – Quamel Prince – 47.99 – 10 points
4th – Malik Wright – 49.45 – 5 points

60m
5th – James Faison – 6.96 - 4 points
8th – Jordan Thomas – 7.02 - 1 point

60m Hurdles
2nd – Jemarruse Amos – 8.14 – 8 points
4th – Chris Jackson – 8.31 – 5 points
5th – Kenji Anderson – 8.31 – 4 points

200m
3rd – Malik Wright – 22.23 – 6 points
4th – James Faison – 22.37 – 5 points

800m
1st – Quamel Prince – 1:51.98 – 10 points

4x400m Relay
2nd – Wright, Faison, Prince, Olige - 3:17.33 – 8 points

Pole Vault
6th – Justin Young – 4.31m (14’1.75”) – 3 points

Heptathlon
5th – Kenji Anderson – 4,430 – 4 points
7th – Marc McCoy – 4,206 – 2 points

TEAM SCORING
1. Eastern Illinois – 141 points
T-2. Tennessee State – 120 points
T-2. Eastern Kentucky – 120 points
4. SIUE – 94 points
5. SEMO – 92 points
6. Belmont – 74 points
7. UT Martin – 19 points

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