Tigerbelles Ready for Ed Temple Classic
Friday, January 8, 2016
Tigerbelles Ready for Ed Temple Classic

Jan. 10 | 8 a.m. | Wilma Rudolph Indoor Track | Nashville, Tenn.

STARTING LINE: In the first official home competition of the season, the Tennessee State women’s track and field team will host the Ed Temple Classic on Sunday. The Tigerbelles will be in action for the second time this season.

ABOUT  THE FIELD: TSU will be competing against student-athletes from Austin Peay, Murray State, Kentucky State, Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee, Fontbonne and Fisk.

LAST TIME OUT: Winning performances by senior Clairwin Dameus and junior Amber Hughes highlighted the Tennessee State women's track and field team's effort at the Vanderbilt Season Opener on Dec. 5. Dameus won the long jump with a distance of 6.07m (19’11”), while Hughes posted a winning time of 8.42 seconds in the 60m hurdles.

The Tigerbelles dominated the field in the 60m hurdles, capturing the top three slots. Hughes bested the other competitors with a winning time of 8.42. She was followed closely by junior Crystal Williams (8.59) and Dameus (8.67). For Williams, it was a personal record for the event.

LAST YEAR’S EVENT: At last season’s Ed Temple Classic, Amber Hughes paced the squad by winning four events: the 55m (7.04 seconds), 200m (24.60 seconds), triple jump (12.39 meters) and as part of the 4x400m relay (3:53.68).

Senior Diera Taylor, who was also a part of the first-place 4x400 team, finished with the top time in the 400m (59.85 seconds). In the throwing events, Angel Davis’ mark of 13.02m won the shot put.

AMONG THE BEST:  Through one event so far this season, Amber Hughes has posted the fourth-best 60m hurdles time in the nation (8.42). Crystal Williams (8.59) and Clairwin Dameus (8.67) also rank eighth and 18th, respectively, in the event. Dameus ranks fifth in the long jump (6.07m) and 19th in the 400m (56.78). Also in the top 20 in the nation so far are Amber Townsend in 19th in the triple jump (12.06m) and Christian Pryor in 17th in the 800m (2:15.57).  

UP NEXT: TSU is back in action at Vanderbilt to take part in the two-day Commodore Indoor Invitational on Jan. 15 and Jan. 16.

8 a.m. Field Events
Pole vault   -  Women/Men
High Jump (After PV)   -  Women/Men
Long Jump  -  Men/Women
Triple Jump (After LJ)   -  Men/Women
Shot Put  -  Women/Men
Weight Throw (After SP)  -  Women/Men

10:30 a.m. Running Events - Rolling Time Schedule
55m Hurdles Prelims Women/Men
55m Prelims Women/Men
Mile Run Women/Men
55m Hurdles Finals  -  Women/Men (**Two heat finals)
55m Finals  -  Women/Men (**Two heat finals)
400m  -  Women/Men
800m  -  Women/Men
200m  -  Women/Men
5000m  -  Women/Men
4x400m Relay  -  Women/Men