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Hughes Wins Triple Jump at Georgia Tech Invitational
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Hughes Wins Triple Jump at Georgia Tech Invitational


ATLANTA --- All-American Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) won the triple jump as part of the Tennessee State women’s track and field team’s successful final day of the Georgia Tech Invitational on Saturday at George C. Griffin Track.

After securing a place in the finals, Hughes took first place in the triple jump with a distance of 13.34m (43’9.25”) on her fourth jump of the afternoon. Her distance was more than four feet better than the second-place finisher.

Cyra Beard (Jackson, Tenn.) earned third place in the high jump after clearing 1.68m (5’6”) on her first try at the height.

The Tigerbelles’ 4x100m relay team took fifth in the highly competitive field on the day. The squad of Hughes, Tiffany Barnes (Atlanta, Ga.), Raven Davis (Junction City, Kan.) and Kyla Jimmar (Chicago, Ill.) clocked in at 46.73.

In the 4x400m relay, Kayla Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.), Mikayla Banks (Houston, Texas), Alexia King (Atlanta, Ga.) and Christian Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) combined to run a time of 3:46.73 for fourth place.

Kayla Pryor also ran a 400m hurdles time of 1:01.03 to take home eighth, while Banks ran a season-best time of 57.88 in the 400m on Saturday.

Crystal Williams (Gainesville, Fla.) had the team’s best 200m time of the season, checking in at 24.84.

The Tigerbelles are back in action April 28-29 for the Lenny Lyles / Clark Wood Invitational in Louisville, Ky.