LOUISVILLE --- Tennessee State men’s track and field senior Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) won the 800m on Saturday as part of TSU’s performance at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational.
Prince’s winning 800m time of 1:48.21 was his best time in the event this season and the best among Ohio Valley Conference student-athletes this outdoor season.
Prince was also part of TSU’s 4x400m relay team – along with Jontue McDowell (Jacksonville, Fla.), Isaiah Olige (Nashville, Tenn.) and James Faison (Decatur, Ga.) – that combined for a time of 3:13.77 for third place.
TSU earned a pair of top four finishes in field events on Saturday. Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) took fourth in the shot put thanks to a mark of 17.50m (57’5”), the best distance in the OVC this year and a personal record. Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.) claimed second in the javelin with a distance of 47.40m (155’6”).
Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) took sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 14.59m (47’10.5”) and seventh in the long jump with a distance of 7.10m (23’3.5”).
The Flying Tigers posted a strong showing in the 110m hurdles with Kenji Anderson (Cordova, Tenn.) and Chris Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) earning top four finishes. Anderson checked in at 14.84 for third with Jackson taking fourth in 14.94.
In the 400m hurdles, Olige clocked in at 53.82 for fifth place, while Faison was TSU’s top finisher in the 400m in 48.81 for sixth.
The Flying Tigers will now turn their attention to the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship on May 11-13 in Oxford, Ala.