Track Men Place Second At C-USA Indoor Championships, Women Take Third
Feb. 26, 2012
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.
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.
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.
MEN - SECOND - 132 pts.