Hubbard Paces Track and Field At Leonard Hilton Memorial

Jan. 18, 2008

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Sophomore Brandon Hubbard set a new school indoor record in the men's weight throw to lead the University of Houston track and field team in the Leonard Hilton Memorial Friday in Yeoman Field House.

Hubbard's throw of 16.49m (54-01.25) bested the previous record of 15.64m (51-03.75), which he recorded last weekend during the Houston Indoor Opener.

Hubbard also set a new personal record in the shot put with a toss of 15.30m (50-02.50), good for an 8th place finish in the event. Wesley Bray also competed for UH and posted a long of 12.29m (40-04).

Senior Seun Adigun finished first in the 60m hurdles finals with a time of 8.37. The finish improved on her NCAA provisional mark of 8.40 set last week at the Houston Indoor Opener. Junior LeeAndrea Robinson finished in thrid place with a mark of 8.71.

Senior sprinter Tremaine Smith took first place in the men's 60m dash with a time of 6.80. Freshman Ed Turner also placed for Houston with a mark of 7.01 and sophomore Steven Jones ran a 7.08. For the women, freshman Christi Jones placed eighth in the 60m dash with a time of 7.65.

Senior Ivan Diggs cleared 2.14m (7-0.25) to finish third in the high jump.

Freshman Kiara Pulliam finished in third in the women's shot put with a toss of 14.05m (46-01.25). Pulliam's mark was the fifth best performance in UH history. Fellow freshman Charlissa Foster placed fifth with a throw of 13.33m (43-09) and sophomore Brittani Williams recorded a toss of 12.24m (40-02).

Sophomore Quin'shundolyn McPherson took second place in the women's triple jump with a distance of 11.81m (38-09).

In the 800m, junior Jennifer Harper took a third place finish for the Cougars with a time of 2:21.69. And for the men, Mahmoud Harb finished with a mark of 2:05.68.

Sophomore Ashley Bryant led the Cougars in the women's weight throw with a toss of 15.59m (51-01.75), finishing in third place. Also placing in the top 10 for Houston were Pulliam in sixth place and Foster in ninth place.

Senior distance runner Adriane Guinn set a personal record competing in the women's mile with a time of 5:16.91, placing ninth. Also competing in the mile were senior Oumama Hallal (5:24.51), junior Kelcee Keenan (5:26.74), sophomore Erica Hannemann (5:30.62) and freshman Jasmine Trier (5:47.83). Houston's 4x400m womens relay team of junior LaNeeka Allen, sophomore Brittani Williams, senior Jennifer Hunt-Anderson and Willis finished third with a time of 3:56.29. The women's distance medley relay team of Keenan, Guinn, Hallal and junior Jennifer Harper finished fourth with a time of 12:56.96.

In the long jump, sophomore Dayo Ogunniyi placed fourth in the women's competition with a leap of 5.82m (19-01.25). Williams also competed with a long of 5.39m (17-08.25) on the day. For the men, sophomore John Patterson had a long of 5.98m (19-07.50).

Steven Jones placed for the Cougars in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.38.

Sophomore Alex Bentley placed second and set a personal indoor record in the men's pole vault, clearing 5.05m (16-06.75). Freshmen Derek Schutz and Bryan Brown finished sixth and 14th respectively. In the women's pole vault competition, freshman Morgan Lancaster finished in fifth place, clearing 3.35m (10-11.75). Senior Ashley Ligon and freshman Shannan Arnold also competed for the Cougars.

In other running events, sophomore Ciara Willis posted a time of 58.75 in the women's 400m. Sophomore Jessica Cook finished with a time of 19:24.30 in the women's 5000m. On the men's side, junior Antony Keller finished with a time of 16:37.45 in the 5000m. Senior Dominic Milton finished 11th in the 200m with a time of 23.10.

Lacena Golding-Clarke set a meet record in the 60m hurdles, finishing with a time of 8.05.

Jody Hawkins also set a meet record in the women's 5000 meters with time of 17:10:27.

Next weekend, the Cougars travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to compete in the Razorback Invite. The meet will begin at noon Friday Jan. 25 and will continue at 11 am Saturday Jan. 26.

Houston will return home to Yeoman Fieldhouse the following weekend to host the Houston Indoor Invitational & Multis Feb. 1-2.



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