Track & Field to Host Leonard Hilton Memorial on Friday
Jan. 15, 2009
HOUSTON -- The University of Houston track and field team returns to action on Friday, opening the Cougars' home indoor schedule as they host the 2009 Leonard Hilton Memorial inside Yeoman Fieldhouse.
The single-day event is to begin at 11 a.m. Admission to the meet is $5.
The men's and women's weight throw will lead off the action at 11 a.m. and will be followed by the shot put, long jump "B" section and the pole vault at 1 p.m. The field events will close with the men's and women's triple jump, which is tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m.
Running events are slated to start at 3 p.m. with the women's 5,000 meter run and will come to a close with the 4X400-meter relays, which are scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m.
Other schools participating in the event are Houston Baptist, Jackson State, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, Prairie View A&M, Rice, Nicholls St., Sam Houston St., Southern, Southern-New Orleans, Stephen F. Austin, Texas, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Texas Lutheran, Texas Southern, Texas State, UAB, UCF, UT-Arlington, UT-Pan American and UTSA.
Live results from the meet can be found by logging on to www.flashresults.com/flashtexas or by clicking HERE
A complete wrap-up of the day's action can be found by logging on to UHCougars.com
The Cougars are coming off an impressive 2008 indoor season, which saw the men's team win its second-consecutive team championship and its ninth overall since joining Conference USA in 1996.
In addition, Houston returns three individual indoor C-USA Champions in senior Seun Adigun (60m hurdles), sophomore Ed Turner (long jump) and sophomore Chris Carter (triple jump). Turner was also named the 2008 C-USA Indoor Freshman of the Year.
The University of Houston will host the annual Carl Lewis High School Invitational on Saturday inside Yeoman Fieldhouse. Many of the state's top high school track and field athletes will compete at the prestigious event, which begins at 8 a.m.