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Day One in the Books at Music City Challenge
Friday, February 10, 2017
Day One in the Books at Music City Challenge
Photo Courtesy of Katherine Seghers

NASHVILLE ---  The Tennessee State women’s track and field team opened action at the Music City Challenge on Friday at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.

In a field that included three of the top 10 triple jumpers in the nation, TSU senior Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) took second with a distance of 13.39m (44'11.25") on her second attempt. Hughes, who is currently ranked fourth in the country in the event, finished just behind Georgia’s Keturah Orji, who reached 14.10m (46’3.25”). Finishing in third on the day was Vanderbilt’s Simone Charley with a distance of 13.30m (43'7.75").

For Hughes, it was just her second time competing in the triple jump this indoor season.

In another field event for the Tigerbelles, Cyra Beard (Jackson, Tenn.) secured sixth place in the high jump after clearing 1.67m (5'5.75").

The Music City Challenge will wrap up tomorrow.