LOUISVILLE --- All-American Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) broke the meet record for the 100m hurdles at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational to highlight the Tennessee State women’s track and field team’s performance on Saturday.
Hughes posted a winning time of 13.35 in the 100m hurdles. It was her best time since the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships. It is also tied for the 30th best time in the nation this season and the best in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Hughes also took second in the long jump on Saturday by reaching 6.11m (20’0.5”).
Earning a pair of third place finishes were Crystal Williams (Gainesville, Fla.) and Kayla Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.). Williams earned third in the 100m hurdles in 14.02, while Pryor placed third in the 400m hurdles in 1:01.71.
Hughes went on to take fourth in the 200m in 24.34, which is the best time by a TSU student-athlete this outdoor season and fifth best among OVC runners.
In the high jump, Cyra Beard (Jackson, Tenn.) cleared 1.73m (5’8”) on her first attempt at the height to earn second place on the day. Gabrielle Younginer (McDonough, Ga.) reached 11.72m (38’5.5”) in the triple jump to earn fourth place, setting a new personal record.
Kayla Pryor, Hughes, Alexia King (Atlanta, Ga.) and Christian Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) clocked in at 3:41.51 in the 4x400m, finishing just .45 seconds behind first-place Louisville. It is the best time for TSU this season and the best in the OVC.
In the 4x100m relay, Hughes, Tiffany Barnes (Atlanta, Ga.), Raven Davis (Junction City, Kan.) and Kyla Jimmar (Chicago, Ill.) teamed up for a 46.45 finish for sixth place.
Next up for the Tigerbelles is the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on May 11-13 in Oxford, Ala.