Relays Take Silver at World University Games

Aug. 28, 2017

TAIPEI – The Houston Cougar Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams wrapped up the seventh and final day of competition as the USA Team at the World University Games with a pair of silver medals in relay competition on Monday.

The Cougars found the podium early in the day in the men’s 4x100-meter relay. On Sunday, the USA Team posted the fastest overall qualifying time at 39.16. The team of John Lewis III, LeShon Collins, Jacarias Martin and Cameron Burrell returned on Sunday and raced around the track in 38.69, falling just four-hundredths of a second shy of the gold medal.

The 4x400-meter relay squad was on the track to close out competition after qualifying for the finals with a mark of 3:08.28 to finish second in the first heat of the qualifiers. The USA Team consisting of Amere Lattin, Curtis Brown, Jordan Clarke (Webber International) and Kahmari Montgomery shaved nearly two seconds off their prelim time in the final when they ran 3:06.68 to earn the silver medal.

Senior Brian Barraza was also in action for the Cougars on Monday to wrap competition in the 5,000-meter run. Barraza finished the 12.5-lap race in 14:19.37 to finish 11th.

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