BRENTWOOD, Tenn. --- Tennessee State men’s track and field senior Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) was honored for his standout indoor season by earning Ohio Valley Conference Track Athlete of the Year, it was announced on Thursday by the conference office.
For Prince, it is his second major award from the OVC office after earning OVC Co-Track Athlete of the Year for the indoor season in 2015 as a sophomore. This indoor season, Prince took home four OVC Track Athlete of the Week awards.
Prince’s top performance of the indoor season came on Feb. 10 when he clocked in at 1:48.44 in the 800m at the Music City Challenge at Vanderbilt. The time is good for 24th in the nation and first in the OVC.
The senior has also recorded the second-best 400m time of 47.87 in the OVC this indoor season.
Throughout the season, Prince finished first in the 800m at the Ed Temple Classic, Kentucky Invitational and MTSU Invitational while taking the top spot among collegiate runners at the Music City Classic.
Prince’s award marks the 10th major OVC award for the Flying Tigers, including six for indoor.
TSU will compete in the OVC Indoor Championship on Feb. 24-25 in Charleston, Ill.
OVC INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD AWARDS
Men’s Track Athlete of Year: Quamel Prince (TSU)
Men’s Field Athlete of Year: Julian Harvey (SIUE)
Men’s Freshman Athlete of Year: Nickson Rotich (EKU)
Women’s Track Athlete of Year: Amber Hughes (TSU)
Women’s Field Athlete of Year: Amber Hughes (TSU)
Women’s Freshman Athlete of Year: Maya Perry-Grimes (APSU)