Dameus Completes First Four Heptathlon Events at NCAA Championships
Friday, June 10, 2016
Dameus Completes First Four Heptathlon Events at NCAA Championships
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics

EUGENE, Ore. --- Through four events in the heptathlon, Tennessee State women's track and field senior Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) is in 24th place with 2,914 points following her performance on Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The heptathlon concludes tomorrow with three more events.

Dameus, who was a two-time First Team All-America honoree for the indoor season, had her best performance of the day in the 200m where she took 15th in the field. Her time of 24.95 secured seventh place in the third heat.

Also on the track, Dameus earned an 18th place finish in the 100m hurdles, crossing the finish line in 14.15.

In the shot put, Dameus secured 23rd place among heptathlon competitors with a distance of 10.53m (34’6.75”) on her third and final attempt. Dameus also picked up a 24th place finish in the high jump, clearing the bar set at 1.39m (4’6.75”).

Defending champion Akela Jones of Kansas State leads the heptathlon through four events with 3,951 points.

Tomorrow’s schedule includes the long jump, javelin and 800m as part of the heptathlon. Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) will also compete in the triple jump on Saturday.

100m Hurdles – 18th – 14.15 – 957 points
High Jump – 24th – 1.39m (4’6.75”) – 502 points
Shot Put – 23rd – 10.53m (34’6.75”) – 564 points
200m – 15th – 24.95 – 891 points
DAY ONE TOTAL: 2,914 points (24th place)