March 1, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Senior Brittany Wallace and LeShon Collins led the Cougars with two individual conference championships each during the finals of the inaugural American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.
Wallace broke her own school record in the 400m with a 52.93. Her personal best time is good for 12th in the nation. Wallace also set a personal record in the 200m with a winning time of 23.64. She is now fourth all time in school history.
Collins won the 60m dash with a time of 6.63. He previously set the school record earlier this season with a time of 6.60. He also took gold in the 200m with a personal best time of 21.04. He enters the top five all time list.
Both teams placed third in the first conference indoor meet. The women's team finished with 87.5 points behind champions SMU (118.5) and UConn (114). The men's team finished with 116 points behind champions UConn (158) and Louisville (123).
Houston took the top two spots in the two events. Sade-Mariah Greenidge won the 60m hurdles with a personal best time of 8.32. She makes it into the top 30 in the nation. Teammate Dominique Brisco took the silver with a personal best time of 8.49. In the men's 60m dash, freshman Cameron Burrell placed second behind Collins with a time of 6.69.
Freshman Brian Barraza came in second in the men's 3000m with a time of 8:17.13. Issac Williams also won a silver medal in the men's 60m hurdles with a time of 7.92. Brisco also medaled in the women's triple jump with a leap of 12.47m (40-11) to grab the silver.
All athletes who medaled were selected to the All-Conference Team.
All-American Athletic Conference Team
Drevan Anderson Kaapa - 800m
Brian Barraza - DMR, 3000m
Dominique Brisco - 60m Hurdles, Triple Jump
Cameron Burrell - 60m, 200m
Dominique Charles - DMR
LeShon Collins - 60m, 200m
Cameron Cornelius - Shot Put
Mark Fernando - DMR
Sade-Mariah Greenidge - 60m Hurdles
Terracia Moody - 4x400m relay
Ngozi Onwumere - 4x400m relay
Trevor Walker - DMR
Brittany Wallace - 200m, 400m, 4x400m relay
Issac Williams - 60m Hurdles
Mayorca Young - 4x400m relay
Houston has a week off before the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., March 14-15. The nation's top 16 athletes in each event will make it to the meet.