Track And Field Set For Finals Of Penn Relays

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    The University of Houston track and field teams wrap up day two of Penn Relays, as the women's shuttle hurdles and the men's distance medley earn top-five finishes.
    The women's shuttle hurdles claimed second place in the Championships of America division as they crossed the line in 54.78, just behind LSU who finished in 54.68.

    The women's 4x100m relay (Reese, Brewer, Perkins and Bolton) finished eighth in the Championships of America division with its time of 45.09. Improving on yesterday's preliminary mark of 45.20.

    In the 100m hurdles, Alicia Perkins placed seventh in the preliminary rounds with her time of 13.54. Just outside the top-10, DeMeeka Jones and Sade-Mariah Greenidge took places 11 and 12, respectively. The group will return for the finals in the event tomorrow.

    Tai'shea Reese finished fifth in the preliminary rounds of the 100m dash, as Grecia Bolton took seventh. The pair of seniors will return tomorrow for the finals of the event at 2:35 p.m.

    For the men, the young distance medley group of sophomore Drevan Anderson-Kaapa and freshmen Dominique Charles, Anthony Coleman and Yonas Tesfai earned a fifth place finish with their time of 10:05.56.

    The men's 4x400m relay team (Xavier Boyd, Doug Kelley, Garrett Hughey and Errol Nolan) will return for the finals in the event on Saturday as it qualified with a time of 3:12.38.

    Nolan will also join Isaiah Sweeney, James Lang and Markquis Frazier, as the men's 4x100m relay will also compete in the finals on Saturday, qualifying with their 40.71 mark.

    In the field events, freshman Darrell Hill claimed sixth in the shot put with his 17.11m/56-1.75 toss.

    The Cougars return for day two of the Penn Relays on Saturday. Live results, meet information and the Saturday schedule can be found here.

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