TSU Set for Tough Competition at Commodore Indoor Invitational
Thursday, January 14, 2016
TSU Set for Tough Competition at Commodore Indoor Invitational

COMMODORE INDOOR INVITATIONAL
Jan. 15-16 | Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility | Nashville, Tenn.
LIVE SCORING | HEAT SHEETS

STARTING LINE: The Tigerbelles are set to compete at Vanderbilt for the second time this indoor season with the Commodore Indoor Invitational on Jan. 15-16. TSU kicked off the season at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener on Dec. 5 before hosting the Ed Temple Classic on Jan. 10.

ABOUT THE FIELD: Tennessee State will face strong competition from some of the top teams from the Southeastern Conference and around the region. The complete field includes: Alabama (M/W), Alabama A&M (M/W), Auburn (M/W), Belmont (M/W), Georgia Tech (M/W), Lipscomb (M/W), Michigan (M), MTSU (M/W), Miss. State (M/W), Murray State (W), South Alabama (M/W), Tennessee (M/W), Tennessee St. (M/W), Tennessee Tech (W), Trevecca Nazarene (M/W), Vanderbilt (M/W), Western Kentucky (M/W).

LAST TIME OUT: TSU opened the 2016 calendar year with the Ed Temple Classic inside the Gentry Center on Jan. 10. The Tigerbelles dominated the field events, winning the long jump, triple jump, shot put and weight throw. Clairwin Dameus finished first in the long jump (5.92m), and Amber Hughes bested the field in the triple jump (13.07m). Angel Davis came away victorious in the shot put (12.29m) and weight throw (16.22m). On the track, Hughes captured first in the 55m hurdles (7.70) and teamed with Dameus, Christian Pryor and Mikayla Banks to win the 4x400m relay (3:46.13).

AWARD WINNING EFFORT: All-American Amber Hughes started her junior season on a high note by winning Ohio Valley Conference Adidas Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 13. At the Ed Temple Classic on Jan. 10, Hughes won the triple jump with a distance of 13.07m, which currently leads the nation.

CLOSE TO HOME: TSU will compete in six indoor meets leading up to the OVC Indoor Championship. Of the six, four are in the state of Tennessee. The OVC Indoor Championship will also be hosted by TSU at the Wilma Rudolph Indoor Track inside the Gentry Center.

UP NEXT: The Tigerbelles travel to Bloomington, Ind. to compete in the Gladstein Invitational on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23.

JANUARY 15-16, 2016, TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
FRIDAY
-- FIELD EVENTS
4:00 PM   HIGH JUMP M/W
4:00 PM   WEIGHT THROW W
5:00 PM   LONG JUMP W
5:00 PM   LONG JUMP M
5:00 PM   POLE VAULT M
6:30 PM   WEIGHT THROW M

-- RUNNING EVENTS
7:00 PM   200 METERS W
7:30 PM   200 METERS M
8:00 PM   4X800 RELAY W
8:15 PM   4X800 RELAY M
8:25 PM   5000 METERS W
8:50 PM   5000 METERS M

SATURDAY
-- FIELD EVENTS
11:00 AM  SHOT PUT W
11:00 AM  POLE VAULT W
2:00 PM    TRIPLE JUMP W
2:00 PM    TRIPLE JUMP M
2:00 PM    SHOT PUT M

-- RUNNING EVENTS
10:00 AM   3000 METERS-unseeded W
10:15 AM   3000 METERS-unseeded M
10:30 AM MILE RUN-unseeded W
10:45 AM MILE RUN-unseeded M
11:00 AM 800 METERS-unseeded W
11:15 AM 800 METERS-unseeded M
11:30 AM 400 METERS-unseeded W
11:45 AM 400 METERS-unseeded M
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 1:00 PM  60 HURDLES-prelim W
1:20 PM   60 HURDLES-prelim M
1:40 PM   60 METERS-prelim W
2:00 PM   60 METERS-prelim M
2:20 PM   MILE RUN-seeded (2) W
2:35 PM   MILE RUN-seeded (2) M
2:55 PM   60 HURDLES-final (1) W
3:05 PM   60 HURDLES-final (1) M
3:10 PM   60 METERS-final (1) W
3:15 PM   60 METERS-final (1) M
3:20 PM   400 METERS-seeded (4) W
3:35 PM   400 METERS-seeded (4) M
3:50 PM   800 METERS-seeded (3) W
4:05 PM   800 METERS-seeded (3) M
4:20 PM   3000 METERS-seeded (1) W
4:35 PM   3000 METERS-seeded (1) M
4:45 PM   4X400 RELAY W
5:05 PM   4X400 RELAY M

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