Freshman Eric Futch qualifies for the University Men's 400-meter hurdle finals on Friday
March 28, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas– The University of Houston track and field team concluded day two of the 86th Clyde Littlefiled Texas Relays on Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium. The Cougars will pick up where they left off at 9:35 a.m., Friday with the University/College Women’s 4x100-meter relay.
Freshman Eric Futch punched his ticket to the final round of the University Men’s 400-meter hurdles after placing sixth overall in the prelims with a time of 52.06. Fellow sprinter Leon Bullock ran a personal record of 52.97 to top his competition in heat two, while Jordan Hofbauer ran a 54.74 to take sixth in heat three. On the women’s side, sophomore Sade-Mariah Greenidge took first in her heat with a personal best of 1:00.85, while junior Amber Sellers clocked in at 1:04.02 seconds. Bullock, Hofbauer, Greenidge, and Sellers’ times failed to qualify for Friday’s finals at 6:45 p.m.
In the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase, senior Kathryn Ducommun placed 10th overall with a time of 11:04.20.
On the field, senior Rick Fenton finished 10th in the men’s hammer throw with the fourth farthest throw in program history. Fenton threw a distance of 55.35m (181-07) and now hold four of the top-five spots on the all-time list.
In the University/College Men’s pole vault (Section B), redshirt senior Michael Mahnke cleared the bar at a season best 5.06m (16-7.25).
A LOOK AHEAD
The Cougars have two full days of events on Friday and Saturday. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively. Friday will conclude at 9:05 p.m. with the university men’s 4x1500-meter relay, while Saturday’s competition will finish at 4:05 p.m., with the Cleburne Price Jr. 4x400-meter relay.
Fans can find a full schedule of events and live results here.
Admission to the Texas Relays is free of charge on Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are available through the Longhorn ticket office at 800-982-2386 or by visiting Texasboxoffice.com. An all-session pass is available for $30 (reserved) and $20 (general admission). Single-day tickets are priced at $15 (reserved lower east stadium) and $10 (general admission).
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