Monday, March 20, 2000
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The UH women's track and field team was picked to finish sixth at the 2000 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the March-April issue of Sports Illustrated for Women.

California-Los Angeles was picked to win the team title while Southern California and Louisiana State were picked second and third, respectively. Texas was fourth, South Carolina selected as fifth, UH sixth, and Stanford, Washington State, Florida and Nebraska rounded out the top 10.

The UH women's track and field team opened the outdoor season at the College Station Relays this past weekend and will open the new UH outdoor track complex this Friday.

Kevin Harwerth/The Daily Cougar

The outdoor season began this past weekend in College Station and UH will open its new outdoor track and field complex Friday with the Texas Southern Relays.

The event will be the first of only three events at the facility. The Houston Quadrangular will be held April 1 and the Houston Invitational will be May 6.

The women's team finished second at the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in February -- their best performance in two years.

The Lady Cougars finished last year's outdoor season in the top 20 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and third in the C-USA outdoor meet.

UH finished just 12 points out of first place at the C-USA meet in 1999 and had to compete without defending C-USA 800-meter champion Vernetta Rolle, who was ill and couldn't participate.

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