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Benton And Fortune Set New PRs In Day One Of TCU Invite

John Fortune

March 15, 2012

DAY ONE RESULTS

Ft. Worth, TX - The University of Houston track and field teams close out day one of the TCU Invitational at the Lowden Track Complex in Ft. Worth, Texas, on Thursday. Today showcased the men's and women's hammer, discus and javelin throws.

Houston had five competitors today, John Fortune was the lone representative for the men, while Nicole Benton, Emily Nnokwam, Samantha Taylor and Morgan Swan competed for the women's team.

Benton was the top performer for the women on Thursday as she earned fourth place in the discus throw and placed fifth in the hammer throw, achieving new personal bests in both events. In addition, Emily Nnokwam and Morgan Swan placed seventh and ninth, respectively, in the hammer throw.

John Fortune took third in the men's hammer throw with his toss of 163-10, as he set a new personal record in the event.

"I'm very pleased with today's results," throwing coach Will Blackburn said. "Nicole was able to set personal records in the hammer and the discus and John had a personal best in the hammer. It's very early in the season and to be able to come out and set personal records without very much practice is pleasing. We have a lot of room to grow."

UP NEXT
The Cougars will return to the Lowden Track Complex for day two of the TCU Invitational on Friday. Field events are slated to being at 10 AM with the men's discus throw; running events will begin at 1 PM with the women's 4x100m relay.


 

 

Live results and the schedule of events can be found here.

For all of the latest information on Houston track and field, please log on to www.UHCougars.com or, for up-to-the-minute updates, follow Houston track and field on Twitter at @UHCougarTF or www.twitter.com/UHCougarTF. You can also find the Cougars on Facebook.

DAY ONE RESULTS

WOMEN

HAMMER THROW
5. Nicole Benton - 160-08
7. Emily Nnokwam - 149-10
9. Morgan Swan - 118-04

DISCUS THROW
4. Nicole Benton - 155-05
15. Samantha Taylor - 118-08

MEN

HAMMER THROW
3. John Fortune - 163-10

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