April 26, 2013
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Houston women’s 4x100-meter relay team took first during the second day of competition at the prestigious Penn Relays on Friday afternoon.
The relay team comprised of Sade-Mariah Greenidge, Kiersten Brewer, Alicia Perkins, and Ngozi Onwumere topped their competition by running a time of 44.90. This time marks the second fastest of the season.
The same quartet took seventh in the women’s 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:35.58 to qualify for tomorrow’s finals at 1:25 p.m (CDT).
Greenidge and Brewer also qualified in their individual races. Greenidge placed sixth in the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.64, while Brewer placed seventh in the 100-meter dash after clocking in at the 11.72 mark. Greenidge and Brewer will run tomorrow at 2:15 p.m. (CDT) and 2:35 p.m. (CDT), respectively.
On the men’s side, the 4x100-meter relay team (Leshon Collins, Issac Williams, James Arnett, and Isaiah Sweeney) crossed the finish line at 40.91 to take 13th out of 71 teams. With their time, the team will race in the college division tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. (CDT).
Freshman Leshon Collins ran a collegiate best of 10.65 in the preliminary round of the men’s 100-meter dash to take 11th overall. Collins’ time was unfortunately not fast enough to qualify him for tomorrow’s finals.
The final day of competition is slated to begin at 12:15 p.m. (CDT) with the college division of the men’s 4x100-meter relay, and conclude with the men’s 4x400-meter relay (Championship of America) at 5 p.m. (CDT).
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