PREVIEW: Cougars split for Texas Relays, Rice Invite

March 26, 2014

87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
 Dates  March 26-29, 2014
 Location  Mike A. Myers Stadium
 Austin, Texas
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HOUSTON - The University of Houston track and field team will split this weekend for the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin and the Victor Lopez Classic hosted by Rice University.

The Cougars will face some tough competition as the nation and worlds best athletes travel to the prestigious event. Of the top 20 teams currently ranked, 12 will have student-athletes representing at the meet.

Student-athletes who met the qualification standards will compete at the Texas Relays starting Wednesday afternoon. Those who didn't will stay in Houston for Rice's home meet on Friday and Saturday.

Texas Relays begins Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the two-day multi-events competition. Senior Cassie Wiley will represent Houston in the women's heptathlon.

Thursday, individual events will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the women's hammer throw while the running events will start at 4:30 and 7:10 p.m. with an hour break in between.

The morning session of Friday's events kicks off at 9:35 a.m. with the 4x100m relay and the rest of the sprints preliminary rounds. Field events will begin around the same time with the women's javelin. Most of the section B jumps will be during the afternoon session.

Finals will begin Saturday at noon starting with the 4x200m relay. Athletes still in contention will compete on Saturday.

Texas Relays tickets may be purchased in advance by clicking here or by calling the UT Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 982-2386 or (512) 471-3333. They can also be obtained at the Mike A. Myers Stadium Box office during the event. Entrance to the Texas Relays is free on Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27 with $20 reserved seating and $10 general admission tickets available for Friday and Saturday.  All-session passes can also be purchased for $40 (reserved seats) and $20 (general admission). Single-day tickets go on sale Monday, March 24.

For the third year in a row, Longhorn Network will provide extensive coverage. This year, 17 hours of action will be available during the four days of the Relays. ESPN's Dave LaMont will provide play-by-play throughout the meet, with Larry Rawson, an Emmy Award-winning track and field sportscaster, and Dwight Stones, track and field Olympian, serving as analysts. Former NCAA All-America athlete and radio host Sean Adams will serve as a reporter.

Longhorn Network Broadcast Schedule (all times Central)
• March 26: 5-7 p.m.
• March 27: 4-6 p.m., 7-10 p.m.
• March 28: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
• March 29: 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Rice Victor Lopez Classic
 Dates  March 28-29, 2014
 Location  Holloway Field & Ley Track
 Houston, Texas
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The rest of the Houston Track and Field team will compete at the Victor Lopez Classic on Friday and Saturday at Rice's Holloway Field and Ley Track. This is a combined high school/university meet.

Some throwing events and the long distance heats will begin Friday evening. Saturday, the field events kick off at 11 a.m. with the men's shot put. Running events start at noon and will all be timed finals for section B. The section A portion of running events will start at 6 p.m.

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