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.
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.
q = Qualified for NCAA Championships