May 15, 2014
|Georgia Tech Invitational|
|Dates||May 16-17, 2014|
|Location|| George C. Griffin Track
|Schedule of Events||Click Here|
|Heat Sheets||Click Here|
|Live Results||Click Here|
HOUSTON - The University of Houston Track & Field program heads to Atlanta, Ga., for the Georgia Tech Invitational in hopes of qualifying for the NCAA regional meet in two weeks.
Some conference will be wrapping up conference championships this weekend, but other student-athletes are set to compete at George C. Griffin Track including conference foes SMU, Memphis, UCF and South Florida. Athletes from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) member schools will also be in attendance.
The two-day meet begins at 5:30 p.m. for the Cougars with the women's 100-meter hurdle trials followed by the men's javelin and women's shot put set to start at 6 p.m. Running trials will only be for the 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles and both men's and women's 100m dash. All other races will be timed finals.
For a look at the full schedule, CLICK HERE.
HOUSTON TRACK & FIELD NOTEABLES
- The Houston men's team is coming off a stellar performance that won the inaugural American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with 156.5 points. The Cougars also had four individual conference championships and two relay conference championships. The men also had 12 athletes on the podium in 11 events including a 1-2-3 sweep in the men's 200m dash.
- The Women's team had nine top three finishes at the conference championships. Sade-Mariah Greenidge led the Cougars with a win in the 100m hurdles and a second place finish in the 400m hurdles.
- 16 Student-athletes were named to the All-American Athletic Conference team.
- Houston men's team reached its highest ranking of the Outdoor season two weeks ago at No. 34. Women's team reached as high as No. 56 last week.
- Six school records have been broken this year by six student-athletes.
- Six men and three women have made it into the top five all time in school history for the outdoor season.
- 23 student-athlete performances made it into the top five all time for the indoor school record books this season.
ATHLETES TO WATCH
Senior Errol Nolan led the Cougars with four gold medals winning the 200m and 400m as well as both relays. Nolan was also named the Men's Track Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet. Currently, he is No. 19 in the nation and No. 6 in the region with his fastest time of the season (46.00) in the 400m. Nolan will compete in the 400m along with both relays to improve times for the regional meet.
Sophomore hurdler Issac Williams is currently ranked in the top five fastest times in the nation and the world.