Track and Field Concludes Quick Trip to South Florida Collegiate Invitational

Senior Rick Fenton takes home two gold in Friday's competition

April 5, 2013

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TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Houston track and field team concluded a quick trip to the South Florida Collegiate Invitational on Friday where they claimed 12 event titles.

Senior Rick Fenton started the day off with gold in the men's hammer throw. Fenton threw a distance of 58.28m (191-2) to place second on the program's all-time list. Fellow thrower John Fortune followed in second-place with a throw of 52.10m (170-11). Later in the day, Fenton took home another gold medal in the men's discus with a personal best of 48.80m (160-1) and a bronze in the men's shot put with a personal record of 14.64m (48-0.5). Fortune topped his competition in the men's shot put with a throw of 16.78m (55-0.75).

In the women's javelin, freshman Angelica Thompson placed first with a personal best of 41.16m (135-0). Teammate Cassie Wiley finished in third with a personal record of 38.32m (125-9).

Freshman Taylor Beer ran a personal record to place first in the women's 1500-meter run with a time of 4:49.90. On the men's side, sophomore John Cantu placed second with a personal record of 4:14.78.

The Cougars swept the men's and women's 4x100-meter relay. The men crossed the line at 41.56 seconds, while the women ran a time of 45.29. The men also placed first in the 4x400-meter relay after running a 3:14.22.

Houston also swept the men's and women's hurdles. For the Cougar women, Sade-Mariah Greenidge ran a 13.53 in the 100-meter hurdles and a 1:01.66 in the 400-meter hurdles. On the men's side, Isaac Williams ran a 14.04 in the 110-meter hurdles, while freshman Eric Futch clocked in at 51.77.

Houston will head back to Austin to compete in the Texas Invitational on April 13.

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