HOUSTON – University of Houston Track & Field junior hurdler Amere Lattin has been named the American Athletic Conference Male Track Athlete of the week after running a top-20 time in the nation in the 60-meter hurdles at the Houston Invitational.
Lattin qualified second overall for the finals of the 60 hurdles after running 7.98 to win the third heat. The Missouri City, Texas, native returned for the finals later in the afternoon and posted a season-best 7.80 to edge former LSU standout Ryan Fontenot and take the title.
Lattin’s time moved him to No. 16 on the NCAA 60-meter hurdles list this season and earned his fifth American Athlete of the Week honor. Lattin garnered all four of his previous laurels throughout the indoor and outdoor seasons of his sophomore year.
UP NEXT FOR HOUSTON
The Cougars return to College Station, Texas, for their second indoor meet at Texas A&M’s Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium this season. Houston will be in action at the Charlie Thomas Invitational on Feb. 2-3.
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