NASHVILLE --- Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) and Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) won individual events to lead the Tennessee State men’s track and field team at the Vanderbilt Opener on Saturday to kick off the 2016-17 indoor season.
Prince claimed victory in the 800m, besting the field by more than two seconds thanks to a 1:53.22 finish. Nicholas’ first-place finish came in the triple jump where he turned in a mark of 15.00m (49’2.5”) on his second jump.
Prince also helped the Flying Tigers earn a win in the 4x400m relay in 3:14.96 alongside David Jones (St. Louis, Mo.), Jontue McDowell (Jacksonville, Fla.) and James Faison (Decatur, Ga.).
Individually, Faison turned in a third-place finish in the 60m with a time of 6.90, and McDowell earned fourth place in the 800m (1:56.29).
With a time of 8.24, Jemarruse Amos (Jacksonville, Fla.) secured third place in the 60m hurdles.
In the field events, Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.) turned in a third-place finish in the triple jump (14.80m – 48’6.75”) with Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) coming away with third place in the shot put with a distance of 16.47m (54’0.75”).
In the pole vault, Justin Young (Clarksville, Tenn.) took third by clearing the bar at 4.30m (14’1.25”). Nicholas, who won the triple jump, earned a third-place finish in the long jump, reaching 7.13m (23’4.75”) on his first jump.
Next up, TSU hosts the Ed Temple Classic at the Gentry Center on Jan. 8.