Track & Field's Adigun Sets Midwest Regional Record to Advance to NCAA Championships
May 30, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - Senior Seun Adigun qualified for the 2009 NCAA Championships, leading the University of Houston track and field team by winning the 100-meter hurdles with a NCAA Midwest Regional record time on Saturday at John Jacobs Field in Norman, Okla.
Adigun, the 2009 Conference USA Female Track Athlete of the Year, crossed the finish line with a personal best of 12.88, just two hundredths of a second off the school record set by former Cougar Jenny Adams (12.86).
Also qualifying for the upcoming NCAA Championships was sophomore Chris Carter, who finished fifth in the triple jump clearing 16.20m (53-01.75).
Junior Brittani Williams just missed qualifying for the NCAAs in the javelin, taking sixth place with a personal best throw of 48.23m (158-03).
Freshman Grecia Bolton also placed eighth in the 200m for the women, turning in a time of 23.78.
In the pole vault, junior Alex Bentley took eighth, clearing 5.06m (16-07.25).
The Houston men finished the meet 16th in the team standings, racking up a total of 15.25 points, while the women finished 17th with 14 total points.
All athletes who qualified for the NCAA Championships will have two weeks to prepare for the meet, which will be held June 10-13 in Fayetteville, Ark.
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