Edwardsville, ILL. –The Tennessee State track and field teams wrapped up the action at the 2014 OVC Outdoor Championship, each finishing in fourth place.
Reigning Freshman of the Year Amber Hughes won the 100-meter hurdles, besting her prelim time of 13.52 seconds with a 13.46 showing in the finals.
Hughes later placed second in the women’s 200-meter dash following a sprint of 24.19 seconds, while fellow Tigerbelle Ashontae Jackson also picked up a silver medal in the 400 (54.83).
Sophomore Clairwin Dameus continued TSU’s impressive outing by placing first in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.74), long jump (6.22 meters) and heptathlon (5,399 points).
In the final women’s events of the day, Dameus, Hughes and Jackson teamed with Quanisha Sales to take home the 4x400 (3:39.99) and 4x100 (45.05) titles while also breaking the old Ohio Valley Conference records.
Jerome Henderson started the Flying Tigers’ second day of the championship by winning the 100-meter dash after a run of 10.42 seconds and Micahel Johnson extended the solid opening by placing fourth in the 400-meter (47.79).
In the 800-meter, Quamel Prince shaved nearly two seconds off of his preliminary time the day before to come in third in the finals (1:50.90).
Jahleel Michael picked up a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles (52.48), while Daryl Rice placed fourth in the high jump (2.05 meters).
Johnson, Michael and Prince ended the day by teaming with Emmanuel Thornton to secure a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay after a final time of 3:14.04.
SEMO took home both women and men's titles.