Track & Field Wraps Up Busy Weekend

Ngozi Onwumere led the way for the Cougars with two personal bests

April 20, 2013


LSU Alumni Gold Complete Results

HOUSTON- The University of Houston track and field team split up on Saturday to compete at the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge, La. and at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight on the campus of Rice.

Freshman Anaszatzia Nguyen started the day off for the Cougars with a second-place (12.17) finish in Group B of the women's 100-meter dash. Later in the day, Nguyen jumped a personal best of 5.55m (18-2.5) for a seventh-place finish in the women's long jump.

On the men's side, freshman Leshon Collins ran his first collegiate individual event in 10.81 seconds to place fifth overall in Group B of the men's 100-meter dash.

In the women's 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Sade-Mariah Greenidge placed fourth with a time of 13.39, while freshman Isaac Williams placed fifth overall in the men's 110-meter hurdles after crossing the finish line at the 14.24 mark.

Junior Ngozi Onwumere led the way for the Cougars with two personal best. Onwumere ran 23.57 in Group A of the women's 200-meter dash to place 10th and leaped to a fifth-place finish (5.76m; 18-10.75) in the invitational division of the women's long jump.

In the women's discus, junior Nicole Benton placed fourth after tossing a season best of 46.71m (153-5). Teammate Emily Nnokwam followed in seventh with a personal best of 46.06m (151-1).

The Cougars only competed in the 800-meter run. Sophomore Alexis Vick ran a personal best of 2:17.56 to place sixth overall, while freshman James Broussard closed out the top-10 on the men's side with a time of 1:56.86.



The Cougars will travel to the prestigious Penn Relays on April 25-27, while a portion of the team will head to San Marcos, Texas to compete in the Texas State Bobcat Classic on April 26-27.

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