GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A number of impressive performances on the track highlighted the Tennessee State women’s track and field team’s showing on day two of the Pepsi Florida Relays on Friday at Percy Beard Track.
In the 4x400m relay, Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.), Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.), Kayla Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) and Christian Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) put together a time of 3:39.01 to take second place in the prelims to move onto tomorrow’s finals. Only Kentucky’s 4x400m relay team finished with a better time than TSU on the day.
Hughes also turned in a strong performance in the 100m hurdles, clocking in at 13.40 to take 15th place in the highly-competitive field of 64 athletes, while Crystal Williams (Gainesville, Fla.) finished with a time of 13.94 in the 100m hurdles. Hughes’ time is the best by an Ohio Valley Conference athlete this season.
Dameus excelled on the track and in the field. She earned fifth place and third among NCAA competitors in the College Invite in the long jump with a distance of 6.21m (20’4.5”). She went on to take 15th in the 400m with a time of 1:00.44.
The Pepsi Florida Relays will wrap up tomorrow.