April 1, 2014
HOUSTON – The University of Houton track and field swept the American Athletic Conference track weekly honors as Sade-Mariah Greenidge and Brian Barraza were named the Female and Male Track Athletes of the Week.
Greenidge led the women’s team at the prestigious Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays last weekend as she competed in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles.
During the 400m hurdle prelims, Greenidge recorded a season best 59.68 to qualify for the finals. She then faced four of the top 10 hurdlers in the country during the finals taking fourth place (59.97). Her prelim time sits No. 25 on the TFRRS.org (Track & Field Results Reporting System) list.
In the 100m hurdles, Greenidge’s time was up against the top 10 hurdlers in the nation. Her time of 13.47 was good for 12th place and currently sits No. 19 in the nation.
The Barbados native tops the conference in both events. She is the 2014 American Athletic Conference 60m Hurdles Champion and was named first team all-conference. Greenidge also qualified for regionals in the 100m and 400m hurdles last year and eventually qualified for nationals in the 100m hurdles.
Brian Barraza was selected as the Male Track Athlete of the Week for his performance in the men’s 1,500m run at Texas Relays this weekend. He ran a 3:51.35 to place third in section B of the meet and now leads the conference by three seconds. With his time, Barraza is now No. 50 in the region.
This is the freshman’s third weekly honor from the conference office. His first came during the cross country season (Sept. 3) and his second coming after he broke the 3,000m and 5,000m school records in back-to-back weekends.
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