Dameus, Hughes Win Events on Day One of Gladstein Invitational
Friday, January 22, 2016
Dameus, Hughes Win Events on Day One of Gladstein Invitational


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) both won individual events to highlight the Tennessee State women’s track and field team's effort on day one of the Gladstein Invitational on Friday.

Dameus put together a score of 3898 in the pentathlon to win the overall event. It is a new personal record for the senior, besting her score of 3856 from last season’s OVC Indoor Championships. To win the event, Dameus won the long jump with a new personal record of 6.31m and also won the 60m hurdles (8.55). The senior added to her total by taking second in the 800m (2:30.26), fourth in the shot put (10.57m) and sixth in the high jump (1.56m).

In the triple jump, Hughes captured first with a winning distance of 13.29m, which is a new personal record. It is also a new meet record for the women’s triple jump.

Hughes and Crystal Williams (Gainesville, Fla.) are both moving onto Saturday’s finals of the 60m hurdles thanks to their performances on Friday. Hughes’ 8.33 time earned third overall and Williams was fifth with her 8.63 finish. The time is a personal record for Hughes.

In other field events on Friday, Amber Townsend (Atlanta, Ga.) captured fifth with a mark of 12.08m in the triple jump, Sharmil Whyatt (Vilseck, Germany) tied for sixth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 1.63m and Angel Davis (Decateur, Ga.) took eighth in the weight throw with a toss of 16.89m.

The Gladstein Invitational concludes tomorrow.