Hughes Leads TSU at Memphis Invitational
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Hughes Leads TSU at Memphis Invitational
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics


MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) turned in one of the best distances in the triple jump in the nation this season as part of the Tennessee State women’s track and field team’s efforts at the Memphis Invitational on Saturday. The event was the final test for TSU before the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship.

Hughes won the triple jump with a personal record distance of 13.46m. The effort ranks second in the nation among distances registered prior to Saturday’s event. Hughes also made the Olympic Trail Standard for the event with her distance. 

The junior from Atlanta, Ga. also had a standout performance on the track, winning the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.71. Senior Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) finished right behind Hughes in the 100m hurdles in 13.75 for second place.

In the 400m hurdles, Alexia King (Atlanta, Ga.) clocked in at 1:03.95 to take sixth place, with eighth-place finishes coming from Dameus in the 100m (11.88) and Christian Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) in the 800m (2:14.14). 

In field events on the day, Angel Davis (Decateur, Ga.) threw the discus a season-best distance of 45.70m. I’mani Davis (Tulsa, Okla.) cleared the bar at 1.57m in the high jump, while Chy’enne LeNeair (Racine, Wisc.) was TSU’s top performer in the shot put, reaching 10.54m.

Next up is the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship on May 13-14 hosted by Tennessee State.