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35-Team Field Highlights TSU Invite Saturday
Thursday, January 30, 2014
35-Team Field Highlights TSU Invite Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After taking a week off the Tennessee State track and field team will return to action hosting the annual TSU Invite.

The meet will include 30-plus teams from across the southeast. Saturday will also mark the final tune-up at the Wilma Rudolph Indoor Track before TSU plays host to the 2014 OVC Indoor Championships.

Four Ohio Valley schools with also participate in the Feb. 1 meet: Austin Peay, Belmont, Murray State and Tennessee Tech.

The Flying Tigers and Tigerbelles last took to the track on Jan. 18 in the Niswonger Invitational where the jumpers took the spotlight.

Royce Dates jumped a distance of 7.50 meters to win his first long jump of the indoor season. The mark stands as Dates of the year. Kareem Nicholas also put in a strong jump, of  6.90 in the long jump for a fourth place finish.

The Flying Tigers claimed top spot in the high jump with a 2.08 jump from Daryl Rice. Caleb Carrothers finished fourth in the event, clearing a mark of 1.98 meters.

Tigerbelle Clairwin Dameus captured the long jump on the women’s side, clearing 5.68 meters. The win was Dameus’ third time winning the event on the young season. Dameus paired her event winning performance with a fifth place time of 24.96 in the 200 meters.