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Tigerbelles Finish Second at OVC Championship
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Tigerbelles Finish Second at OVC Championship

CHARLESTON, Ill. – The Tennessee State track and field teams closed out the Indoor Season on Saturday at the OVC Championship. The Tigerbelles came in second place with 101 points while the Flying Tigers finished in fifth by tallying 59.5.

Sophomore Amber Hughes dominated the second day of the event with five top-four finishes. Hughes started by coming in fourth in the 60 meter dash (7.62 seconds) and continued with a second-place showing in the 60 meter hurdles (8.44). She later placed third in the 200 with a final time of 24.96 seconds.

The Atlanta, Ga. native found more success in her newest event, the triple jump. She bested the rest of the competition and earned 10 points with a leap of 12.41 meters.

Hughes later teamed with Clairwin Dameus and Christian Pryor and Kayla Pryor to repeat as champions in the 4x400 meter relay. The squad clocked a time of 3:48.88 and had to fight off a charge from rival Austin Peay.

For the Flying Tigers, defending OVC Male Athlete of the Year Quamel Prince came in second in the 800 meter dash with a finals time of 1:52.06.

Freshman Jemarruse Amos continued his solid second-half of the season with a fourth place showing in the 60 meter hurdles (8.26 seconds) and Ronnie Scott also finished just outside the top-three with a 14.78 meter hop in the triple jump.

Prince, Kenji Anderson, Jakeenan Guthrie and Jalon McCutcheon closed out the day by picking up eight points in the 4x400 meter relay (3:22.70).

The squads will open the Outdoor Season on March 19 in the Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa.