MURFREESBORO, Tenn. --- Four first-place finishes highlighted the Tennessee State men’s track and field team’s efforts at the MTSU Invite on Saturday. Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) won the 400m and 800m, while Kyle Washington-Scott (St. Louis, Mo.) secured first in the shot put and Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) claimed the long jump.
Prince added to his standout senior season with impressive showings in the 400m and 800m on the day. Prince ran a winning time of 48.30 in the 400m and completed the 800m with a top time of 1:52.40.
Washington-Scott won the shot put by nearly a meter. His third toss sailed 16.76m (55’0”) to defeat Belmont’s Sean Magnuson in second place with a distance of 15.77m. Washington-Scott’s distance is the best in the OVC this season and the best indoor distance of the senior’s career.
The Flying Tigers shined in the long jump highlighted by Nicholas taking first overall. After fouling on his first three attempts, Nicholas reached 6.97m (22’10.5”) on his fourth and final attempt to win the event.
Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.) earned third in the long jump with a distance of 6.75m (22’1.75”).
McCoy also wrapped up a third-place finish in the high jump, clearing the bar at 1.88m (6’2”).
In the triple jump, again Nicholas and McCoy shined, earning second and third place, respectively. Nicholas’ best distance was 14.96m (49’1) with McCoy checking in at 14.56m (47’9.25”). Both are among the best in the OVC this season.
David Jones (St. Louis, Mo.) had TSU’s best 200m time of the day at 22.36 for fifth, while Desmond Tanner (Clarksville, Tenn.) took fourth in the 55m in 6.67.
The Flying Tigers return to action for the Music City Challenge at Vanderbilt on Feb. 10-11.