Hughes, Dameus Excel for Tigerbelles at Black & Gold Invitational
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Hughes, Dameus Excel for Tigerbelles at Black & Gold Invitational
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On the second and final day of the Black & Gold Invitational on Friday, Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) won their individual events for the Tennessee State women’s track and field team at the Vanderbilt Track.

Dameus won the long jump with an effort of 6.17m (20’3”). The distance was the best for Dameus at an outdoor meet since posting a distance of 6.22m at the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship.

Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) was victorious in the 100m hurdles after clocking in at 13.46. She was followed closely by Dameus in second with a time of 13.62. Crystal Williams (Gainesville, Fla.) added a 10th place finish on the day in 14.40.

Hughes and Dameus teamed up with Mikayla Banks (Houston, Texas) and India Smith (Jacksonville, Fla.) to put together a time of 45.93 to earn third in the 4x100m relay.

In the discus, Angel Davis (Decateur, Ga.) captured fourth overall with a mark of 44.23m (145’1.5”).

Raven Davis (Junction City, Kan.) was TSU’s top finisher in the 100m with a time of 12.27 to tie for seventh.

Next up, the Tigerbelles head south to compete in the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. on March 31-April 2.