Track and Field Travels To Penn Relays

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    April 25, 2012

    HOUSTON - The University of Houston track and field teams prepare for the 118th meeting of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa. April 26-28th at historic Franklin Field.

    The Cougars enter the meet on the heels of an impressive weekend, where they set numerous personal bests and claimed first in six relays at the Mt. Sac Relays. With conference championships soon approaching, the Cougars look to continue to improve during the final stretch of the outdoor season.

    Houston will be among some of the nation's top track and field programs this weekend, including Illinois, Oregon, Pittsburg, Texas A&M, Indiana, Princeton, Auburn, Tennessee and Kansas State along with many others.

    Head coach Leroy Burrell, who attended high school at Penn Wood, located just five miles to the west of Franklin
    Field will get to enjoy another homecoming meet.

    Burrell won seven races in his career at the Penn Relays, including a still-standing Carnival record in the college men's 100 in 1990 when he ran a 10.10 for Houston. He was inducted into the Penn Relays Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

    Burrell, along with assistant coaches Floyd Heart and Carl Lewis, set a world record in the 4x200m in 1992 with a time of 1:19.11.

    Action is slated to begin at 10 a.m., on Thursday with the women's 400m hurdles. Live results, meet information and access to listen or view the meet live can be found here.




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