Six Tigerbelles to Compete at NCAA East Preliminary Round
Monday, May 23, 2016
Six Tigerbelles to Compete at NCAA East Preliminary Round

NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY ROUND
Thursday, May 26 – Saturday, May 28
Jacksonville, Fla. | Hodges Stadium

MEET INFORMATION | SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | LIVE RESULTS | ENTRY LIST | TICKET INFORMATION

STARTING LINE: Tennessee State women’s track and field student-athletes Cyra Beard (Jackson, Tenn.), Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.), Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.), Kayla Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.), Christian Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) and Amber Townsend (Atlanta, Ga.) will travel to Jacksonville, Fla. to compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Round at Hodges Stadium scheduled for May 26-28.

TSU ENTRIES
ATHLETE - EVENT, TIME/MARK (REGIONAL SEED)

Cyra Beard – High Jump, 1.81m (#12)
Clairwin Dameus – Long Jump, 6.38m (#14)
Clairwin Dameus – 100m Hurdles, 13.62 (#47)
Amber Hughes – Triple Jump, 13.46m (#4)
Amber Hughes – Long Jump, 6.13m (#39)
Amber Hughes – 100m Hurdles, 13.34 (#18)
Kayla Pryor – 400m Hurdles, 59.80 (#45)
Amber Townsend – Triple Jump, 12.83m (#28)
Dameus, Hughes, Kayla Pryor, Christian Pryor – 4x400m Relay, 3:39.01 (#23)

ON TO OREGON: In order to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 8-11, competitors will need to finish in the top 12 in their respective events in the preliminary round. The Preliminary round is broken up into East (Jacksonville, Fla.) and West (Lawrence, Kan.) regions. Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) has already qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the heptathlon.

CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE: Both Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) competed in the NCAA Indoor Championships this season. Dameus took sixth in the long jump and eighth in the pentathlon, earning USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors in both, while Hughes captured fourth in the triple jump to take First Team All-America accolades. The Tigerbelles tied for 21st in the team competition at this year’s NCAA Indoor Championships. Dameus has competed in the last three NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, while Hughes has been in action at the last two.

2016 OVC MEDALS FOR TSU’S ENTRIES
Cyra Beard

- Indoor: Triple Jump - Bronze
- Outdoor: High Jump - Silver

Clairwin Dameus
- Indoor: Pentathlon – Gold, Long Jump – Gold, 55m – Silver, 55m Hurdles - Silver
- Outdoor: Long Jump – Gold, 400m Hurdles – Gold, 4x100m Relay – Gold, 100m - Silver, 4x400m Relay - Silver

Amber Hughes
- Indoor: 200m – Gold, 55m Hurdles – Gold, Triple Jump – Gold, 4x400m Relay - Gold
- Outdoor: Triple Jump – Gold, 100m Hurdles – Gold, 4x100m Relay – Gold, Long Jump – Silver, 4x400m Relay – Silver, 200m – Bronze

Christian Pryor
- Indoor: 4x400m Relay - Gold
- Outdoor: 4x400m Relay - Silver

Kayla Pryor
- Indoor: 4x400m Relay - Gold
- Outdoor: 400m – Silver, 4x400m Relay - Silver

Amber Townsend
- Indoor: Triple Jump – Silver
- Outdoor: Triple Jump – Silver

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