Cougars finish third,
By Samica Knight
Daily Cougar Staff
The UH women's track team finished third
at the Tom Tellez Invitational last weekend, while the men's team finished
sixth in the
meet, held at the Track and Soccer Stadium
The teams competed against stiff opposition,
with six squads in the women's competition, including first-place Baylor
second-place Louisiana State, and seven
squads in the men's competition, which was won by LSU. Texas A&M finished
and Baylor was third.
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Sophomore Jasmin Jackson
competes in the long jump. Jackson won the event with a jump of 20 feet,
Though the women ran away with two individual
wins and a number of second-place finishes, they could not keep up with
However, they did beat out Syracuse, Texas
A&M and Missouri, which finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
Sophomore Jasmin Jackson jumped into an
outstanding victory. Jackson was the individual winner for the women's
long jump with
a jump of 20-5.25. Baylor's April Holliness
finished just .25 inches behind in second place.
Senior All-American Rhian Clarke took first
prize in the women's pole vault with 12-5. Sophomore Aisha Morgan finished
the 100-meter at 11.51 seconds. Morgan
also finished third in the 200 in 24.22.
In the distance events, junior Julie Perez
led the way to a second-place win in the 1,500-meter with a time of 4:45.39.
In the 5,000, junior Heather Howse finished
in second place
in 18:12.55, while sophomore
teammate Jessie Oakes was third in 18:32.35.
In the 400-meter hurdles, freshman Alicia
Cave finished fourth and sophomore Monica De La Haya finished fifth behind
Chava Demart of Baylor.
Houston's women's 4x400 relay team finished
third behind Baylor and Louisiana State.
Freshman Krystal Ward was fourth in the
javelin with a 119-7.
In the men's division, the Cougars had
one individual event win and a team score of 67.50, leaving them in sixth
Freshman Milton Manson leaped over his
competition in 13.93 seconds to win the 110-meter hurdles.
Close behind him was freshman Andrew Carruthers,
who finished third in 14.47.
Junior Fred Day was second in the 100 at
10.34, just .15 seconds behind winner Brandon Evans of Texas A&M. Houston's
Hodge, Arman Hoyle and Jesse Grove finished
in a clump at fifth, sixth and seventh.
Sophomore Tom Harper got a third-place
finish in the 800 with 1:52.72. Senior Sean Clayton also took third place
in the triple jump
with a jump of 48-1.
The Cougars will go into action again this
week as they head to Austin for the Texas Relays on Wednesday through Saturday.