Track & Field Concludes Day Two of Texas Relays

Freshman Brian Barraza finishes third in the men's 1,500m run.

March 27, 2014

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AUSTIN - Freshman Brian Barraza led the University of Houston track and field teams at the 87th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays as finished in the top three of the men's 1,500-meter run Thursday evening.

Barraza recorded his first collegiate time of 3:51.35 in section B of the men's 1,500m. The El Paso, Texas, native led the pack for three of the four laps. 

The men's 4x800m relay team placed fourth with a time of 7:31.58. The three juniors on the squad - Anthony Coleman, Yonas Tesfai and Mark Fernando - previously ran the 4x800m in 2012 where the placed fourth.

Senior Cassie Wiley broke three personal records to finish 13th in the heptathlon, scoring a personal best of 5,128 points. During day one events, Wiley recorded collegiate best times in the 100m hurdles (14.83w) and the 200m (26.14) while tying her personal best in the high jump (1.75m // 5'-8.75") to place second.

On day two of the meet, Wiley recorded a personal best throw in the javelin of 42.49m (139'-5") to finish third in the event. 



Sade-Mariah Greenidge finished with the seventh fastest time in the women's 400m hurdles to qualify for the finals set to run Friday at 6:50 p.m. Greenidge's time is now the 19th fastest time in the nation. The top 10 times coming from this meet alone.

Cougars continue the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays tomorrow starting with the men's and women's 4x100m relay at 9:35 a.m. Section B of the men's long jump will begin at 10 a.m. Junior John Horton is set to compete for the long jump title.

The Longhorn Network is providing a live broadcast. Fans can watch tomorrow’s events from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. The University of Texas has also provided live results via http://branchsportstech.com/2014_Meets/outdoor/03-26-texasrelays/index1.php

Longhorn Network Broadcast Schedule (all times Central)
• March 28: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
• March 29: 1:30-5:30 p.m.

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