NACAC U23 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17
STARTING LINE: Recent Tennessee State University graduate Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.), who completed her eligibility for TSU's track and field team, will represent the United States at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Athletics Association U23 Championships, scheduled for July 15-17 in El Salvador. Dameus will compete in the heptathlon.
Friday, July 15
Saturday, July 16
THE FIELD: Dameus is one of five competitors in the heptathlon field. She is seeded second overall among the five athletes. The rest of the competition includes Taliyah Brooks (United States), Shardiela Eisden (Curacao), Karla Molina (El Salvador) and Lyxandra Geerman (Aruba).
DAMEUS’ SEASON: Dameus’ personal record in the heptathlon came in April when she scored 5,729 points to earn fourth place at the Bulldog Heptathlon in Athens, Ga.
During the indoor season, Dameus became TSU’s first two-time Division I First Team All-America honoree, earning the recognition in the pentathlon and the long jump following her performance at the NCAA Indoor Championships. She was also named Athlete of the Meet for the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships for the third year in a row and was the first TSU student-athlete to earn OVC Female Athlete of the Year.