Track and Field Sets 16 Personal Best at Texas Invitational

    Sophomore John Horton took first in the men's triple jump at the Texas Invite on Saturday
    Sophomore John Horton took first in the men's triple jump at the Texas Invite on Saturday
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    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.

    Sophomore John Horton won the men's triple jump with a leap of 15.37m (50-5.25), while fellow jumper Malcolm Howard placed fourth with a jump of 14.32m (46-11.75).

    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.

    In the women's 200-meter dash, sophomore Kiersten Brewer took fourth place with a time of 23.88, while junior Ngozi Onwumere followed in fifth with a personal best of 12.09.

    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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