Track and Field to Compete at Historic Penn Relays

Coach Burrell and the Cougars head to Penn Relays

April 24, 2013

PHILADELPHIA– A portion of the University of Houston track and field team will head to the 119th running of the Penn Relays at the historic Franklin Field, Thursday–Saturday. This year marks the fifth consecutive year the Cougars have participated in the prestigious meet.

Thursday’s field action is slated to begin at 8 a.m. with the College Men’s Triple Jump (College), while collegiate running events begin at 11:45 a.m. with the College Men’s 4xMile Championship of America.

For a complete schedule of events and live results, please click here.

The Cougars concluded a busy weekend as they split up to compete at the Mt. Sac Relays, the LSU Alumni Gold, and the J. Fred Duckett Twilight.

At Mt. Sac, senior thrower Rick Fenton threw a school-record breaking distance of 62.08m (203-8) in the men’s hammer throw. In his home state, Fenton threw the record-breaking mark on his sixth and final throw to place fourth overall.

Junior Ngozi Onwumere led the way for Houston at LSU with two personal bests. Onwumere ran 23.57 in Group A of the women’s 200-meter dash to place 10th and leaped to a fifth-place finish (5.76m; 18-10.75) in the Invitational Division of the women’s high jump.

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