Track Men Place Second At C-USA Indoor Championships, Women Take Third

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    Final Results

    Birmingham, AL - The University of Houston men's track and field team fall one point short of their sixth consecutive Conference USA indoor title on Sunday at the Crossplex in Birmingham, Ala. The men placed second to Tulsa, while the women took third.

    The Houston men held a 31 point lead heading into the 3,000m run before Tulsa netted 34 points in the event, as they took six of the top eight places. Entering the final event of the meet, the men's 4x400m relay, Tulsa held a three-point lead over the Cougars. Houston took second in the event (8 pts.), Tulsa edged out ECU for third (6 pts.), thus capturing the men's C-USA indoor title.

    The men were off to a fast start on Sunday as freshman John Horton claimed gold in men's triple jump, the first field event of the afternoon with his mark of 49-07.25. Following the meet, Horton was named C-USA freshman of the meet. The Sierra Vista, Arizona native contributed to 15 points for the Cougars, the most among the freshman men.

    Senior Bryan Brown earned a silver medal for the men as he took second in the men's pole vault with his 5.13m vault.

    Senior John Fortune added another medal for the men as he took third in the Men's shot put.

    Isaiah Sweeney, who earned a gold medal yesterday in the long jump took second in the 200m dash with his time of 21.58 and fourth in the 60m dash. Sweeney was also awarded High Point Scorer of the Meet, as he tallied 23 points for the Cougars.

    Sprinter Errol Nolan took gold in the men's 400m dash, while setting a new meet record with his time of 46.74. Nolan returned to the track to take gold in the 200m dash just 30 minutes later with his time of 21.01. The Rosenberg, Texas native also claimed Male Athlete of the Meet honors.



    Freshman Sade Mariah-Greenidge earned the first medal for the women on Sunday, as she placed third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.39. DeMeeka Jones and Alicia Perkins who also made it to the finals of the event, took places five and six, respectively.

    Megan Frausto returned to take third in the high jump on Sunday after taking gold in pentathlon on Saturday.

    The women also put together a medal winning 4x400m relay, as Ngozi Onwumere, Cierra Johnson, Amber Sellers and Brittany Wallace took third with their time of 3:45.19.

    Tai'shea Reese added a solid performance for the women, setting a new personal best mark in the 200m dash of 23.88, as she took fourth.


    WOMEN: THIRD - 74 pts.
    3 - Sade-Mariah Greendige - 8.39
    5 - DeMeeka Jones - 8.46
    6 - Alicia Perkins - 8.48

    8 - Whitney Harris - 7.55


    4 - Cierra Johnson - 2:10.37

    4 - Tai'shea Reese - 23.88
    8 - Whitney Harris - 24.38

    3. Houston - 3:45.19

    Shot Put
    4 - Samantha Taylor - 14.23m
    10 - Nicole Benton - 13.86m

    Triple Jump
    8 - Key Richards - 12.01m

    High Jump
    3 - Frausto - 1.77m

    MEN - SECOND - 132 pts.
    4 - Kevin Johnson - 8.25
    6 - Jordan Hofbauer - 8.43

    4 - Isaiah Sweeney - 6.82
    7 - James Lang - 7.07

    3 - Yonas Tesfai - 4:11.31

    1 - Errol Nolan - 46.74*
    6 - Xavier Boyd - 48.43
    8 - Garret Hughey - 49.00

    8 - Anthony Coleman - 1:54.80

    1 - Errol Nolan - 21.01*
    2 - Isaiah Sweeney - 21.58
    7 - Xavier Boyd - 22.12

    8 - Yonas Tesfai - 8:24

    Shot Put
    3 - John Fortune - 17.42m
    6 - Darrell Hill - 17.02
    13 - Rick Fenton - 14.34

    Triple Jump
    1 - John Horton - 15.12m
    4 - Malcolm Howard - 14.25m

    Pole Vault
    2 - Bryan Brown - 5.13m
    7 - Michael Mahnke - 4.63m

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