SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador --- Recent Tennessee State University graduate and women's track and field star Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) earned second place in the heptathlon at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Athletics Association U23 Championships in El Salvador last weekend. Dameus scored 5,087 points in the heptathlon.
Competing in the seven events that make up the heptathlon, Dameus turned in her highest point total in the 100m hurdles, clocking in at 14.09 for 966 points. She also added 918 points thanks to a distance of 6.22m in the long jump.
Dameus went on to run a 200m time of 25.12 for 876 points in the competition.
Fellow American Taliyah Brooks won the heptathlon with 5,609 points.
Dameus is TSU’s first two-time Division I USTFCCCA First Team All-America honoree, earning the recognition for the pentathlon and long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships this season. She also earned USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-America accolades for the heptathlon at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
DAMEUS HEPTATHLON RESULTS
100m Hurdles: 14.09 – 966 points
High Jump: 1.50m (4’11”) – 621 points
Shot Put: 10.05m (32’11.75”) – 533 points
200m: 25.12 – 876 points
Long Jump: 6.22m – 918 points
Javelin: 31.29m (102’8”) – 501 points
800m: 2:31.71 – 672 points
TOTAL: 5,087 points