Track and Field Sends Seven Individuals and Two Relays to NCAA Championships

May 27, 2012


HOUSTON - The University of Houston track and field program had seven individuals and two relay teams qualify for the NCAA Championship this weekend at the NCAA West Preliminary hosted by the University of Texas.

The NCAA Championships are set for June 6-9 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. For NCAA Championship Information, visit NCAA.com.

The women's quartet of Grecia Bolton, Tai'shea Reese, Alicia Perkins and Kiersten Brewer finished in 43.97 to take fourth place in the 4z100m relay. The time was a season best for the Cougars and the fifth fastest in school history. The trip to the NCAA Championships will be a third-straight feat for Bolton and second-consecutive time for Reese in the relay event.

Bolton will represent Houston 100m as the Katy, Texas, native placed second with her time of 11.22, the third fastest in program history. Bolton makes her second-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships in the 100m

Reese, a senior from Kilgore, Texas, also qualified in the 200m as she finished ninth with her personal-best time of 23.48.

Errol Nolan heads to the NCAA Championships in the 400m for the third straight year. The junior from Rosenberg, Texas, took third place in the event this weekend with his season-best time of 45.92.

Nolan teamed with Xavier Boyd, Marquis Frazier and James Lang to take 11th (3:07.88) in the 4x100m relay and also secure advancement to the NCAA Championships.

Thomas Lang jumped 15.75m/51-8.25 to land in ninth place and qualify for his appearance at the NCAAs.

DeMeeka Jones qualified in the 100m hurdles with a personal best of 13.09. The senior finished seventh in the prelims.

Marquis Frazier 15 10.34*
Isaiah Sweeney 46 10.70

Marquis Frazier -- FS

Errol Nolan 3 45.92q
Kelvin Furlough 27 46.60
Xavier Boyd 33 47.73

3000M Steeplechase
Wesley Ruttoh 39 9:24.26

Houston -- DQ 
Xavier Boyd, Errol Nolan, James Lang, Marquis Frazier

Houston 11 3.07.88q
Xavier Boyd, Doug Kelley, Dominique Charles, Errol Nolan

Pole Vault
Michael Mahnke -- DNS 

Long Jump
Thomas Lang 21 7.49m/24-7
Simon Stewart 32 7.37m/24-2.25
Isaiah Sweeney 39 7.15m/23-5.5

Triple Jump
Thomas Lang 9q 15.75m/51-8.25
John Horton 15q 15.47m/50-9.25

Shot Put
Darrell Hill 35 16.79m/55-1

Grecia Bolton 2 11.22q*
Tai'shea Reese 31 11.69
Whitney Harris 42 11.88

Tai'shea Reese 9 23.48q*
Grecia Bolton 13 23.65q*
Kiersten Brewer 18 23.88

Whitney Harris 48 57.93

Ciera Johnson 29 2:09.16

100M Hurdles
DeMeeka Jones 7 13.09q*
Alicia Perkins 23 13.64
Sade Mariah Greenidge 27 13.38q

Houston 4 43.97q
Tai'shea Reese, Kiersten Brewer, Alicia Perkins, Grecia Bolton

Houston 13 3:39.09
Brittany Wallace, Ciera Johnson, Tai'shea Reese, Ngozi Onwuere

High Jump
Megan Frausto 35 1.71m/5-7.25

Long Jump
Tai'shea Reese 29 5.92m/19-5.25
Alicia Perkins -- --

Triple Jump
Dominique Brisco 34 12.25m/40-2.25
Samantha Taylor 45 13.71m/44-11.75

q = Qualified for NCAA Championships
* = Personal Best



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