Houston Track & Field to Compete at ASU Sun Angel Classic
April 10, 2009
HOUSTON - The University of Houston track and field team returns to action when the Cougars travel to Tempe, Ariz., to compete at the 2009 ASU Sun Angel Classic on April 10-11 at Joe Selleh Track at Sun Angel Stadium.
Filled with numerous Olympians, national champions and All-Americans, the Sun Angel Classic is one of the country's premier track events.
Many of the nation's elite programs will be in attendance at the meet, including Arizona, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Boise State, Bowling Green, BYU, Colorado State, Columbia, Dartmouth, DePaul, Fresno State, Illinois, Illinois State, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, LSU, Minnesota, Missouri State, New Mexico, Northern Arizona, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Xavier.
Competition officially gets under way on Friday with the men's and women's hammer throw, beginning at 2 p.m. (CDT).
The action continues on Saturday at noon (CDT) with the men's and women's discus. Track events get under way with the running of the 100-meter hurdles prelims, which are scheduled to begin at 4:20 (CDT).
Results from the meet will be posted periodically at Arizona State's webpage, www.TheSunDevils.com.
Flotrack also will be uploading video highlights and interviews on their website throughout the meet. Fans can view the coverage by clicking HERE
Last Time Out
Diggs cleared a personal best 2.23m (7-03.75) to win the collegiate high jump competition, bettering his previous best on the year by one meter and setting an NCAA regional qualifying mark. The three-time All-American high jumper is not only tops in Conference USA but ranks fifth in the nation and is tied for eighth in the world.
The Wichita, Kan., native also earned a spot in the program's record books after tying former Cougar Jeff Mueller for the fourth-highest clearance in school history.
Carter finished second in the triple jump, leaping 16.34m (53-07.50) to set a regional qualifying mark and top his previous personal best of 15.69m (51-05.75) set last season. Carter now ranks second in the nation.
A former C-USA indoor champion in the triple jump, Carter's leap ranked as the fourth-longest in UH history.