Women's Relays Qualify For Texas Relays Finals
March 28, 2014
AUSTIN - Two of the University of Houston women's relay teams and a two hurdlers highlighted day two of the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Friday afternoon.
Junior Sade-Mariah Greenidge recorded a 59.97 in the women's 400-meter hurdles to take fourth among top-tier competition. Greenidge ran a season best 59.68 during the prelims Thursday afternoon.
Both women's relay teams qualified for the finals Saturday with season best times. The 4x100m relay recorded a time of 45.07, the sixth fastest time to qualify and the 18th best time in the nation. The 4x400m relay had the second fastest time with 3:36.31 and now sits No. 3 in the nation.
Individually, William Gibbs qualified for the finals in the men's 110m hurdles. His time of 14.01 is a personal best and the fastest time recorded by a Cougar this season.
Samantha Taylor placed fifth in the women's shot put with a mark of 14.37m (47'-1.75").
The final day of the Texas Relays begins tomorrow at noon. The men's and women's 4x200m relay will compete followed by the women's 4x100m at 1:35 p.m. Gibbs will run the 110m hurdle finals at 2:50 p.m. while the women's 4x400m will compete at 4:55 p.m. to close out the meet.
VICTOR LOPEZ CLASSIC
Distance and field athletes represented Houston Track and Field at the Victor Lopez Classic hosted by Rice University Friday evening.
Senior John Fortune led the Cougars with a fourth place finish in the men's hammer throw (52.95m // 173'-9"). Damon Thompson followed closely behind with a personal best throw of 50.97m (167'-3") to take fifth in the competition.
After an hour and a half delay due to a tornado warning, Gabe Lara finished seventh in the men's 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:00.57.
The meet continues Saturday with the field events at 11 a.m. and the running events at noon.