Track and Field Completes Day One of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational

Sophomore thrower Samatha Taylor throws a personal best at The Armory

Feb. 1, 2013

NEW YORK - The University of Houston track and field team completed day one of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at The Armory on Friday. Sophomore Alicia Perkins took third-place overall in the women's 60-meter hurdles college event with a time of 8.69.

Sophomore Samatha Taylor started the meet off with a personal best in the women's shot put championship. The Corrigan, Texas native, threw the fourth longest mark (14.90m; 48-10.75) on the school's all-time list to take 13th overall.

Perkins improved from an 8.83 in the preliminary round of the women's 60-meter hurdles college to place third overall with a time of 8.69 in the finals. In the women's 60-meter hurdles championship, Sade-Mariah Greenidge also improved her time. The sophomore hurdler shaved .02 off her prelim time of 8.55 to finish 14th.

Senior sprinter Errol Nolan goes into tomorrrow's 400-meter championship finals with the third fastest time in the prelims (46.69) and the fourth in program history.

Day two of the meet is set to begin at 7:35 a.m. (CST)/ 8:35 a.m. (EST) with the women's high jump eastern.

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Women's 3K Eastern
21. Taylor Beer (10:33.57)*
24. Starla Garcia (10:36.55)
36. Megan Munoz (11:10.70)

Women's Shot Put Championship
13. Samatha Taylor (14.90m; 48-10.75)*



Women's Long Jump College
21. Ngozi Onwumere (5.46m; 17-11)
45. Alicia Perkins (5.16m; 16-11.25)

Women's 60-Meter Hurdles College
3. Alicia Perkins (8.69)

Women's 500-Meter Championship
11. Amber Sellers (1:21.98)

Women's 60-Meter Hurdles Championship
14. Sade-Mariah Greenidge (8.53)

Men's Long Jump
12. Simon Stewart (6.68m; 21-11)
28. Kevin Johnson (6.29m; 20-7.75)

Men's 60-Meter Hurdles Championship
12. Isaac Williams (8.01)

*Personal Bests

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