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Volume 68, Issue 82, January 27, 2003


Foster wins 200 as UH beats Rice

Cougar Sports Services

The Cougar track and field team showed Saturday that, once the competition was for real, UH could turn it up a notch. The Cougars ran away from the opposition to take first place Saturday at the Houston Indoor Open, their second consecutive meet at the Yeoman Field House. The menis team just edged Rice by six points, while the Lady Cougars finished seventh.

Senior sprinter Robert Foster won the 200-meter dash as the menis track and field team beat Rice at the Houston Indoor Open on Saturday.

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UH competed against Rice, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Southern, Texas Christian, Southwest Texas State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas-Pan American, South Alabama, Southern-Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Senior sprinter Robert Foster led the way in the 200-meter dash at 21.81 seconds. Freshman Preston Perry finished in 21.89, senior Fred Day in 22.21 and sophomore Dameon Williams in 22.39, making four Cougars who finished among the top five in the event.

Day finished second in the 60-meter dash, while Foster and junior Brandon Womack finished fourth and fifth with times of 6.83 and 6.85 respectively.

In other menis events, sophomore Andrew Carruthers and sophomore Milton Manson came in third and fifth in the 60-meter hurdles, while the Cougars finished the 4-by-400-meter relay in fourth at 3:20.32.

Freshman Sesar Figueroa was fourth in the mile run with a time of four minutes, 23.61 seconds. Junior Cole Dailey was third in the 3,000-meter.

In the field events, junior Jason Edwards finished the long jump in fourth place at 25 feet, one-half inch; senior Gene Tennison was second in the weight throw at 14.90 meters; and Tennison and freshman Jacob Rodriguez finished at Nos. 4 and 5 in the shot put.

For the women, senior Lauren Smith finished the 60-meter hurdles at 8.52 seconds to take fourth place, while senior Magenta Taylor finished in 8.68 seconds to take sixth place. The womenis 4-by-400 relay team came in second to Texas at 3:41.56.

In the field events, sophomore Shayla Bowman finished second in the weight throw with a distance of 15.79 meters as sophomore Allie Booker came in sixth at 14.19 meters.

The team will next host the Houston Indoor Classic on Saturday.

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