Monday, April 1, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 120



Cougars finish third, sixth

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 on campus.

The teams competed against stiff opposition, with six squads in the women's competition, including first-place Baylor and
second-place Louisiana State, and seven squads in the men's competition, which was won by LSU. Texas A&M finished second,
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, 5.25 inches.

Though the women ran away with two individual wins and a number of second-place finishes, they could not keep up with the top
two squads.

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 second in
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 winner
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 place.

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 Jason
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.

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