BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tennessee State track and field All-Americans Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) took home Ohio Valley Conference weekly awards on Wednesday with Dameus earning Field Athlete of the Week and Hughes getting the nod for Co-Track Athlete of the Week.
Dameus earned the award after her performance at the Commodore Indoor Invitational, capturing fifth in the long jump with a distance of 6.16m (20’2.5”). The mark is the best in the OVC this season and ranks 10th in the nation.
For Hughes, it is her second weekly award of the season after earning OVC Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 13. Hughes picked up three top-five finishes at the Commodore Indoor Invitational. She was fourth in the 200m with a time of 24.29, which is the best in the OVC this season and is a personal best for Hughes indoors. She finished second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.36. Her mark ranks third in the OVC and is a new personal best. Hughes was also part of the 4x400m relay team that placed third at Vanderbilt.
Up next, TSU travels to Bloomington, Ind. for the Gladstein Invitational on Jan. 22-23.