Hughes and Dameus Earn All-America Honorable Mention Accolades
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Hughes and Dameus Earn All-America Honorable Mention Accolades

EUGENE, Ore. --- On the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) finished 18th in the triple jump, and Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) captured 23rd place in the heptathlon at Hayward Field. Both earn USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-America accolades.

Hughes posted a distance of 12.76m (41’10.5”) in the triple jump, while Dameus finished with 5,030 points in the heptathlon.

For Hughes, it is her third time earning All-America recognition after earning Honorable Mention for the 100m during the 2015 outdoor season and First Team honors for the triple jump during the 2016 indoor season.

Hughes’ best triple jump distance of the day came on her first attempt when she reached 12.76m (41’10.5”), which earned her 18th overall. She went on to turn in distances of 12.54m (41’1.75”) on her second jump and 12.69m (41’7.75”) on her final attempt.

Hughes is scheduled to return to Hayward Field to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials for the triple jump on July 1-10.

Dameus earned her fifth USTFCCCA All-America honors including Honorable Mention in the heptathlon in 2014, Second Team honors in the 2015 outdoor season for the long jump and First Team All-America accolades for the 2016 indoor season for the long jump and the pentathlon.

After completing four heptathlon events yesterday, Dameus turned in strong performances in her final three events on Saturday to take 23rd overall.  She finished with 5,030 points for the event.

In her first event, Dameus earned third place in the long jump thanks to her distance of 6.17m (20’3”) on her second attempt. She fouled on her other two attempts in the long jump.

In the javelin, Dameus’ distance improved on all three attempts, culminating with a throw that sailed 37.37m (122’7”) to take 14th. She improved from 34.83m to 35.94m and finally had a distance of 37.37m.

Dameus went on to take 21st place in the 800m with a time of 2:37.89.

Saturday marked the final event in Dameus’ storied TSU career. During the 2016 indoor season, she became TSU’s first two-time USTFCCCA Division I First Team All-American. She is also the only TSU student-athlete to earn Ohio Valley Conference Female Athlete of the Year accolades.

1st attempt: 12.76m (41’10.5”)
2nd attempt: 12.54m (41’1.75”)
3rd attempt: 12.69m (41’7.75”)

Long Jump – 3rd place – 6.17m (20’3”) – 902 points
Javelin – 14th place – 37.37m (122’7”) – 617 points
800m – 21st place – 2:37.89 – 597 points
FINAL SCORE: 23rd – 5,030 points