Tigerbelles Excel at Bulls Invitational Final Day
Friday, March 18, 2016
Tigerbelles Excel at Bulls Invitational Final Day


TAMPA, Fla. – Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) won the 100m hurdles on Friday to highlight the Tennessee State women’s track and field team’s effort at the final day of the Bulls Invitational hosted by the University of South Florida.

Hughes clocked in at 13.49 to best the field in the 100m hurdles. Also in the event, Crystal Williams (Gainesville, Fla.) was not far behind, taking fourth with a 13.98 finish.

Staying on the track, Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.), Mikayla Banks (Houston, Texas), Raven Davis (Junction City, Kan.) and Hughes put together a 46.14 finish to earn second place in the 4x100m relay.

The Tigerbelles also registered a number of top performances in the field events.

Cyra Beard (Jackson, Tenn.) tied for the second-best jump of the day in the high jump, clearing the bar at 1.65m (5’5”).

In a highly-competitive field in the discus, Angel Davis (Decateur, Ga.) finished second overall and first among NCAA competitors with a throw of 44.11m (144’9”). Davis also earned third place in the shot put, with a distance of 13.06m (42’10.25”).

TSU finished with two top-10 finishes in the triple jump thanks to the efforts of Amber Townsend (Atlanta, Ga.) and Brejhe Halls (Atlanta, Ga.). Townsend placed second with a distance of 11.62m (38’1.5”), while Halls took ninth with a mark of 11.00m (36’1.25”).

Kayla Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) finished second in the 400m hurdles in 1:02.30 with Alexia King (Atlanta, Ga.) taking ninth in 1:05.72.

In the 100m, Raven Davis crossed the finish line in 12.32 to take eighth, and Christian Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) clocked in at 2:15.72 in the 800m to place 10th.

The Tigerbelles return to action on March 25-26 to compete in the Black & Gold Invitational hosted by Vanderbilt in Nashville.