TSU Track and Field Heads to UNF Invite
Thursday, April 6, 2017
TSU Track and Field Heads to UNF Invite
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics

Saturday, April 8
Jacksonville, Fla.  |  Hodges Stadium


STARTING LINE: Tennessee State will compete in its second meet of the outdoor track and field season, heading to the UNF Invite in Jacksonville, Fla. on April 8. Field events will get underway at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT) before the track events at 4:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. CT).

THE FIELD: TSU will square off with Bethune-Cookman, Kennesaw State, Florida A&M, College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, Savannah State,  North Florida, Georgia Southern, Jacksonville and UCF, among others. 

LAST TIME OUT: TSU opened the outdoor season at the Weems Baskin Invitational at the University of South Carolina. Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) won the long jump at the opening meet with a distance of 7.66m (25’1.75”) to go with a second-place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 15.18m (49’9.75”). Also for the Flying Tigers, Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) took second place in the 800m (1:48.65). Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) clocked in at 13.42 for second place in the 100m hurdles for the Tigerbelles.

RANKED IN THE NATION: So far this outdoor season, TSU student-athletes rank in top 25 in the nation in four events.
Kareem Nicholas -
 10th – Long Jump – 7.66m (25’1.75”)
Quamel Prince –
15th – 800m – 1:48.65
Amber Hughes – 13th – Long Jump – 6.21m (20’4.5”)
Amber Hughes – 25th – 100m Hurdles – 13.42

EARLY SEASON AWARDS: After the season-opening performance at the Weems Baskin Invitational, TSU picked up two Ohio Valley Conference weekly awards for the men and one for the women. Kareem Nicholas (Atlanta, Ga.) took home OVC Field Athlete of the Week with Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.)  earning OVC Co-Track Athlete of the Week. For the Tigerbelles, Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) was honored as OVC Field Athlete of the Week.

UP NEXT: TSU heads to Atlanta, Ga. for the Georgia Tech Invite on April 21-22.