April 13, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Houston track and field team competed in the Texas Invitational at the Mike A. Myers Stadium on Saturday. The Cougars took home four event titles and set 16 new personal best in the one-day meet.
In the men's 110-meter hurdles, freshman Isaac Williams took the gold after running a personal record of 13.88. Teammate Sean Spiehler finished in eighth with a personal best of 15.59.
Senior Rick Fenton grabbed the Cougars third gold medal of the day in the men's hammer throw with a toss of 61.00m (200-1). With that toss the San Clemente, Calif. native, now holds the top-three spots on the program's all-time list.
Sophomore Khalysia Mayo cleared the bar at the 1.72m (5-7) mark to take first in the women's high jump.
Houston posted three top-five finishes in the men's 800-meter dash. Sophomores Yonas Tesfai (1:49.62), Anthony Coleman (1:50.20) and Drevan Anderson-Kaapa (1:50.58) all set personal bests in the race to finish in second, third, and fifth respectively.
The team will split up this week to compete in the Mt. Sac Relays (April 18-20) and the LSU Alumni Gold (April 20).
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