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Prince Wins 800m at Kentucky Invitational
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Prince Wins 800m at Kentucky Invitational
Photo Courtesy of Steve Fohl - EKU Athletics


LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) won the 800m to highlight the Tennessee State men’s track and field team’s performance on Saturday to wrap up the Kentucky Invitational at Nutter Field House.

Prince, the Ohio Valley Conference Track Athlete of the Week, ran a time of 1:50.54 to beat Ian Jones of Kentucky in second place in 1:52.18.

In the final event of the day, Prince teamed with Jontue McDowell (Jacksonville, Fla.), Isaiah Olige (Nashville, Tenn.) and Malik Wright (Tampa, Fla.) for a fourth place finish in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:19.85.

OVC Field Athlete of the Week Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) continued his standout senior season with a second-place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 14.91m (48’11”) to go with a distance of 6.94m (22’9.25”) to take 11th in the long jump.

Sophomore Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.) turned in a third-place distance of 14.71m (48’3.25”) in the triple jump. He also cleared the high jump bar at 1.92m (6’3.5”) on the day.

In addition to his performance in the 4x400m relay, Wright ran a 21.81 for sixth in the 200m, which is faster than any of his 200m times from last indoor season. Wright also clocked in at 49.04 for 12th in the 400m.

In the shot put, Roc-M Nesbitt (Atlanta, Ga.) finished 16th overall with a distance of 14.43m (47’4.25”).

The Flying Tigers are scheduled to return to action for the Vanderbilt Invitational on Jan. 20-21.