HOUSTON – The Houston Cougar Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams sent a handful of athletes to compete at the Texas Tech Corky Classic on Saturday, where the men’s 4x400-meter relay squad broke the school record to wrap competition.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Cougars saved the best for last on Saturday, setting a school-record mark in the 4x400m relay. Amere Lattin took the baton first, running a 47.43 opening leg, before Mario Burke’s 46.71 on the second leg. Quivell Jordan carried the third leg at a pace of 47.26, before Kahmari Montgomery brought it home in 45.18 to post a 3:06.57.
Lattin led the way individually for the Cougars at the Corky Classic as well, posting the nation’s eighth fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles. Running in the first heat, Lattin crossed the line in 7.85 to win the heat and eventually the event. Jordan finished the hurdles race in 8.22 to place 10th and move to 69th on the NCAA list.
Also in the hurdles, freshman Naomi Taylor crossed the line in 8.36 in the women’s edition of the event. Taylor’s mark placed her sixth overall, and tied her for 12th in the NCAA through the early season.
Fellow freshman Naaman Outing made his individual debut at the classic, competing in the 400-meter dash. Outing crossed the finish line in 48.85 to finish sixth overall.
Senior Ebony White was in action in the 1,000-meter run, where she ran 3:02.19 to finish 11th.
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