Amber Hughes Earns First Team All-America Accolades with Fourth-Place Triple Jump Finish
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Amber Hughes Earns First Team All-America Accolades with Fourth-Place Triple Jump Finish

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tennessee State track and field junior Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) capped her historic indoor season by earning fourth place in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at the Birmingham CrossPlex. The finish helps Hughes earn First Team All-America honors.

The fourth place finish is also the best for a TSU student-athlete at the NCAA Division I Championships and gives TSU two All-Americans after Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) earned First Team All-America honors in the long jump and pentathlon yesterday.

Hughes earned fourth thanks to her distance of 13.25m (43’5.75”) on her third attempt. The distance allowed her to move onto the nine-person final with three more attempts.

Her second-best effort on the day earned her a distance of 13.11m (43’0.25”) on her second attempt followed by a 13.09m (42’11.5”) on attempt number four.

Keturah Orji from Georgia ended up with the winning distance of 14.12m (46’4”).

With the scores of Hughes and Dameus at the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Tigerbelles tie for 21st in the nation in the team competition.

HUGHES TRIPLE JUMP RESULTS
1st attempt: 12.99m (42’7.5”)    
2nd attempt: 13.11m (43’0.25”)
3rd attempt: 13.25m (43’5.75”)
4th attempt: 13.09m (42’11.5”) 
5th attempt: 13.06m (42’10.25”)               
6th attempt: 12.07m (39’7.25”)

 

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES
  TEAM - POINTS
1. Oregon - 53.0
2. Arkansas - 50.0
3. Georgia - 45.0
4. Texas - 44.0
5. Notre Dame - 35.0
6. Michigan - 31.0
7. Tennessee - 30.0
8. Kansas State - 26.0
9. Georgetown - 21.0
10. USC - 18.0
10. Oklahoma State - 18.0
12. Kentucky - 17.0
13. Washington - 16.0
14. LSU - 15.0
14. Florida - 15.0
16. Stanford - 12.0
17. Miami - 10.0
17. NC State - 10.0
17. Alabama - 10.0
17. UC Riverside - 10.0
21. TENNESSEE STATE. - 9.0
21. Kansas - 9.0
21. Duke - 9.0
21. Wisconsin - 9.0
25. Vanderbilt - 8.0
25. Villanova - 8.0
25. Louisville - 8.0
25. Virginia Tech - 8.0
25. ND State - 8.0

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