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Volume 68, Issue 137, Monday, April 21, 2003

Sports

Cougars on fire, Foster wins 200m

Cougar Sports Services

With only three meets left until the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, the UH track and field team has more than proved other league schools will have a hard time beating the Cougars.



Senior Robert Foster won the 200-meter dash Saturday at the Houston Invitational. Part of the team will now travel to Philadelphia to compete in the Penn Relays.

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Seniors Robert Foster and Lauren Smith and sophomores Andrew Carruthers and Tinisha Wesley led the way as the menis and womenis teams continued their string of strong performances at the Houston Invitational at the Tellez/Lewis Track Compex.

Foster competed in his first outdoor meet of the season and won the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.21 seconds. Sophomore Stanford Routt was second at 21.30 seconds and sophomore Damion Williams was third at 21.37 seconds.

Running with senior Jason Hodge, Routt and Williams, Foster and the 4-by-100 relay team finished second with a time of 40.83 seconds. Hodge led all collegiate runners in the 100-meter dash with a second-place finish (10.49 seconds) and was just .06 seconds behind the A1 Track Clubis Leon Gordon.

Carruthers won the men's 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.22 seconds. Williams finished fourth in the 400-meter dash at 48.72 seconds. Freshman Justin Schrock finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of one minute, 55.15 seconds.

Junior Alex Cantu led the men in field events with a second-place finish in the pole vault with a leap of 15 feet, 7 inches.

Smith led the women by winning the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.53 seconds and placing fourth in the 200-meter dash at 24.50 seconds. Sophomore Alicia Cave was second in the 100-meter hurdles (13.82 seconds); senior Magenta Taylor was third (14.03).

Wesley led in the womenis field events with an NCAA Regional-qualifying shot put throw of 46 feet, 6 3/4 inches. She also placed second in the javelin throw (123i8").

Freshman Ebonie Floyd led all collegiate runners with a second-place finish in the womenis 200-meter dash (23.40 seconds).

Some of the team will travel to Philadelphia to compete in the Penn Relays on Thursday.

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