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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Houston track and field team wrapped a successful weekend during day two of the Tyson Invitational. 

    The men’s distance medley relay highlighted day two for the Cougars as the team of Chris Ibarra, Anthony Coleman, Drevan Anderson-Kaapa and Yonas Tesfai took second place with a time of 9:44.97. The Cougars time is the second best time in school history, just 10 seconds off the school record, and now tops the American Athletic Conference and sit 25th on the list.

    Senior pole vaulter Michael Mahnke had a career best performance clearing 5.26m (17’-3”) to place second. His mark is in the top 30 in the nation and third in the American. 

    In the triple jump championship sections, junior Dominique Brisco leaped into seventh place with a mark of 12.46m (40’-10.5”) while junior John Horton placed 11th with a leap of 14.92m (48’-11.5”). The two faced some of the nations best in the competition.

    The Cougars now hold the top marks in 12 events in conference standings. 

    The men’s DMR and the women’s 4x400m relay team will represent Houston at the Alex Wilson Invitational hosted by Notre Dame next Saturday. The rest of the team will have a week off before the inaugural American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships in New York City Feb. 28-March 1.



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