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Friday, April 7, 2000
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Volume 65, Issue 128

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Jones in third place at Relays; Mueller takes C-USA honor

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UH senior All-American Ifoma Jones stood at third place in the heptathlon after the first day of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin Wednesday.

Jones, who trails Kelly Blair (no affiliation) and Christi Smith (Akron), scored 3,446 points in the first four events.

She won the high jump with an outdoor season-best leap of 6 feet and tallied 1,016 points after scoring 949 points in the 100-meter hurdles.

A total of 589 points came in the shot put with a throw of 35-9 1/4 feet. Jones also added 892 points in the 200 meters with a time of 24.94 seconds.

Sophomore Chigozie Chuku, and freshman Briana Bassler, also competed in the heptathlon, scoring 2,872 (13th place) and 2,782 (15th place), respectively.

Chuku scored 755 of her points in the shot put with a throw of 44 feet, good for third place.

She opened the day with 720 points in the 100-meter hurdles after finishing the race with a time of 15.71 seconds and tallied 842 points in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.49 seconds.

Bassler scored 810 points in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing the race in 15.24 seconds. She also tallied 655 points in the high jump with a leap of 5-1/4 feet, and ended the day with 751 points in the 200 meters with 26.54 seconds.

Mueller shares honor

Jeff Mueller

UH junior Jeff Mueller was named the Conference USA Co-Athlete of the Week after winning the high jump at the Carl Lewis-Tom Tellez Track Dedication Meet last week with a leap of 7-2 1/2 feet.

Mueller, the defending C-USA Outdoor high jump champion, also provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with his jump, which currently ranks sixth among the nation's collegiate high jumpers.

Mueller is currently competing at the Texas Relays with teammate Nick Decker, who previously had been named C-USA Athlete of the week after winning the high jump at the Texas Southern Relays on March 29 with a leap of 6-11 3/4 feet, which also provisionally qualified him for the NCAAs.
 

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