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Track and Field Shines at Black and Gold Invite
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Track and Field Shines at Black and Gold Invite

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State track and field teams turned in an impressive performance at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational over the weekend.

Reigning OVC Field Athlete of the Week Amber Hughes continued her dominance by winning both the 200 meter dash (24.61 seconds) and 100 meter hurdles (13.80). Both times are the fastest in the OVC this season.

Clairwin Dameus finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles (14.10), but rebounded to win and set the conference mark in the long jump after a leap of 5.78 meters.

Also in the jumps, JaLyn Burr came in third in the high jump with a 1.66 meter hop and Amber Townsend finished second in the triple jump (11.87 meters).

Angel Davis turned in one of her best performances of her career, placing third in the shot put (12.31 meters) and discus (43.85 meters) and seventh in hammer toss (42.97 meters).

The Tigerbelles closed the invite as winners of the 4x100 meter relay by completing the event in 46.18 seconds.

For the Flying Tigers, Quamel Prince placed second and set the conference mark in the 800 meter dash by clocking a 1:52.18.

Also notching second-place finishes were Jemarruse Amos in the 110 meter hurdles (14.79 seconds), Daryl Rice in the high jump (1.95 meters) and Shaquille Cragwall in the triple jump (13.94 meters).

Like the Tigerbelles, the Flying Tigers won the relays, finishing the 4x400 meter in 3:16.25.

The teams will next participate in the Pepsi-Florida Relays on Apr. 2.