NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State women’s track and field standouts Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) have both clinched berths in the NCAA Indoor Championships thanks to their performances during the 2015-16 indoor season. Dameus qualified for the long jump and the pentathlon, while Hughes met the qualifying standard for the triple jump.
The 2016 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held at Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala. on March 11-12. Each event consists of the top 16 competitors from across the nation.
In the long jump, Dameus qualified with the seventh-best mark in the NCAA field thanks to her distance of 6.44m (21’1.5”), which set a meet record at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship last weekend. Dameus’ winning pentathlon score of 4203 from the OVC Championship also earned her the 12th spot in the field in the NCAA Championships.
Hughes strengthened her position in the NCAA triple jump field at the OVC Championship. Her OVC Indoor Championship meet record jump of 13.35m (43’9.75”) is good for fourth in the NCAA field.
ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 11 starting at 5:25 p.m. Central time and March 12 starting at 3:55 p.m. Central time. A re-air of the championship will take place on Sunday, March 13 starting at 6 p.m. Central time on ESPN2 and also Wednesday, March 23 starting at 9 p.m. Central time on ESPNU.