Thursday, January 31, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 83



UH to visit Arkansas on Friday

By Samica Knight
Daily Cougar Staff

The UH men's and women's track teams hope to take the Randal Tyson Track by storm at this weekend's Tyson Invitational
in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Junior heptathlete Briana Bassler runs the hurdles at the UH Invitational on Jan. 19.

As the host of the meet, the University of Arkansas will welcome a number of outstanding teams to its home track.

The Cougars hope to dart past the competition and conquer teams such as Arizona, Texas and Rice. The Arkansas
Razorbacks are looking forward to putting on and participating in this weekend's meet.

"We've had some outstanding performances, especially for this early in the season," Arkansas head coach John McDonnell
said. "I am pleased with what we got out of it."

Last week the UH men's and women's teams competed with 28 other teams at the Louisiana State Purple Tiger Invitational.

Both the women's and men's Cougar teams managed to come away from the meet with good individual performances in
many events.

The women performed well in each of their events, including sprints, distance and field events.

Junior Aisha Morgan sprinted into the top 10, finishing the 60-meter in sixth place with a time of 7.60 seconds, while Jasmin
Jackson finished 18th with a time of 7.82.

In the 200-meter, junior Lauren Smith, also named an All-Conference USA sprinter, darted in with a time of 25.5 to take 11th
place. Courtney Ratliff finished hot on her trail in 17th place.

The UH distance runners took five places in the open section and the championship. Junior Vanessa Golston and freshman
Kelly McCarty led Houston in capturing first and third in the mile run.

Running closely behind them were Allie Mascorro and Terie Littlepage, grabbing 12th and 21st place, respectively.

In the 1-mile run championship, Cougar Julie Perez snatched seventh place with a time of 5:10.37.

Cougars Heather Howse, Jessica Oakes and Crystal Ryan finished up the UH victory in distance events.

Freshmen Crystal Ward and Nichole Brundage represented UH well in the high jump competition, running away with
second- and sixth-place victories, respectively.

In the men's competition, Andrew Carruthers finished out the 60-meter hurdles in fifth place with a time of 8.21.

Freshman Casey Goosby ran a time of 50.30 to finish in sixth place in the 400-meter.

In the men's high jump, Adam Callahan leaped high enough to place first while Andrew Reese tied for seventh and Brooks
Bassler placed 17th.

Daniel Patton dominated the pole vault, grabbing second place.

The Cougars will play host to the UH/Runsport All-Comers at Yeoman Field House on Saturday.

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