Senior Rick Fenton breaks school hammer throw record once again
May 3, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The University of Houston track and field team wrapped up its regular season at the Sam Houston Twilight on Thursday evening. Senior thrower Rick Fenton once again broke the school record in the men's hammer throw with a distance of 64.52m (211-8).
The San Clemente, Calif., native is currently ranked 20th in the nation and sits in the No. 1 spot on the Conference USA Men's Outdoor Performance List.
In the women's high jump, freshman Maureen Redmond tied Morgan Yarbrough of Rice for third after both student-athletes cleared the bar at the 1.60m (5-3) mark. With this height, Redmond tied her personal record, which was first set at the TSU Relay in mid-March.
Sophomore Samatha Taylor threw 14.89m (48-10.25) in the women's shot put to take home a second-place finish. For the men, junior John Fortune tied for first after throwing a distance of 16.80m (55-1.5).
The Cougars swept the men's and women's 4x400-meter relay. The men's team ran crossed the finish line at 3:23.11, while the Houston women ran a season best of 3:46.80.
Houston will travel across town to compete at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, hosted by Rice on May 9-12. The men's team is looking to claim its fifth straight conference title.
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