NASHVILLE --- In the unofficial opening to the 2016-17 indoor track and field season, white defeated blue in Tennessee State's annual Blue and White Invitational on Wednesday at the Gentry Center.
In the throwing events, Daimer Gordon picked up a victory for the white squad in yesterday's weight throw as well as the shot put on Wednesday. On the men's side, Kyle Washington-Scott was victorious in the shot put for white with Charles Gooden adding a win for blue in the weight throw.
The white squad swept the jumping events thanks to wins for Rashaad Dates (long jump) and Kareem Nicholas (triple jump). For the women, Cyra Beard earned victories in both the long and triple jump.
Amber Hughes won the 55m hurdles, the 300m and teamed with Christian Pryor, Kyla Jimmar and Mikayla Banks for first place in the 4x200m relay to pace the white squad. Pryor earned another win in the 600m for white.
For the blue team on the women's side, Raven Davis (55m), Kenyana Hampton (1000m) and Crystal Williams (150m) secured victories.
Quamel Prince (600m) and James Faison (55m) won their individual races for the blue side. They then joined Jontue McDowell and Desmond Tanner to win the 4x200m relay to close out the day.
White team wins came courtesy of Jemarruse Amos (55m hurdles), Malik Wright (300m), Zebedee Lunsford (1000m) and David Jones (150m).
Tennessee State will compete in the Vanderbilt Opener on Dec. 3 to kick off the 2016-17 season.
|EVENT||MEN'S WINNER||TEAM||WOMEN'S WINNER||TEAM|
|WEIGHT THROW||Charles Gooden||Blue||Daimer Gordon||White|
|SHOT PUT||Kyle Washington-Scott||White||Daimer Gordon||White|
|LONG JUMP||Rashaad Dates||White||Cyra Beard||White|
|TRIPLE JUMP||Kareem Nicholas||White||Cyra Beard||White|
|55M HURDLES||Jemarruse Amos||White||Amber Hughes||White|
|600M||Quamel Prince||Blue||Christian Pryor||White|
|55M||James Faison||Blue||Raven Davis||Blue|
|300M||Malik Wright||White||Amber Hughes||White|
|1000M||Zebedee Lunsford||White||Kenyana Hampton||Blue|
|150M||David Jones||White||Crystal Williams||Blue|
|4X200M RELAY||McDowell, Prince, Faison, Tanner||Blue||Hughes, C. Pryor, Jimmar, Banks||White|