COLUMBIA, S.C. --- On the final day of the Weems Baskin Invitational on Saturday, seniors Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) and Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) led the Tennessee State men’s track and field team with second-place finishes in their respective events.
A day after winning the long jump, Nicholas secured second place in Saturday’s triple jump thanks to a mark of 15.18m (49’9.75”) on his second attempt. The distance was better than any of Nicholas’ marks during the indoor season.
Prince put together one of the best 800m times of his collegiate career, taking second overall with a time of 1:48.65.
Marc McCoy (Tampa, Fla.) also shined in the triple jump with a distance of 14.47m (47’5.75”) on his fifth jump for sixth place.
In other field events, Justin Young (Clarksville, Tenn.) tied a career best by clearing the pole vault bar set at 4.60m (15’1”) for sixth place on the day. Kenji Anderson (Cordova, Tenn.) tied for seventh in the high jump after clearing 1.93m (6’4”) on his third attempt.
Jemarruse Amos (Jacksonville, Fla.) turned in a time of 14.72 in the 110m hurdles, followed closely by Chris Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) in 14.75.
TSU’s 4x400m relay team of Prince, Malik Wright (Tampa, Fla.), David Jones (St. Louis, Mo.) and James Faison (Decatur, Ga.) took ninth in 3:18.84.
The Flying Tigers will return to action for the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. on March 30-April 1.