Day One of the NCAA Championships
June 9, 2010
HOUSTON – The first day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships came to a close and the Houston women’s 4x100 relay team qualified for the finals in the event by setting a school record. The competition was slowed by low temperatures and sporadic rain throughout the afternoon. The competition will continue tomorrow at 5 p.m. and last through Saturday.
The women’s 4x100 team, comprised of Christie Jones, Kalyn Floyd, Whitney Harris and Grecia Bolton, recorded a 43.68 time which bettered their own school record at 43.72. The team qualified as the second fastest squad and will race on Saturday at noon.
CBS College Sports Network will carry Friday's action from 7-9 p.m. and CBS will televise Saturday's events live from 12-2 p.m. Live streams of the results can be found here.
The men’s 4x100 relay team placed 18th in 40.67. Isiah Sweeney, Tyron Carrier, Cameron LaCour and Errol Nolan saw their relay season come to a close but the experience will pay off in the future as the sophomore, junior, freshman and freshman return next season.
Bolton closed out her season in the individual events as she took 22nd place in the 100-meter dash in 11.80. Nolan also earned a 22nd place in the 400-meter dash with his time of 47.48.
Chris Carter finished in 19th place in the triple jump with his only counting jump measuring 15.07m (49-3.5). The junior from Hearne Texas was unable to better his mark of 10th overall from last year’s championship.
Tomorrow the action begins for Wesley Bray as he begins the decathlon at noon. The multievent action begins with the 100-meter and concludes with the 1,500-meter on Friday.
The only dueling Cougars at the NCAAs are Kalyn Floyd and Christie Jones as they prepare to race in the 200-meter tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. The finals are set for Saturday at 12:41 p.m.
The women’s 4x100 relay will return to action Saturday at noon as they turned in the second fasted time at the semifinals.
Women’s 4x100 relay
Men’s 4x100 Relay
22. Grecia Bolton 11.80
22. Errol Nolan 47.48
Men’s Triple Jump
19. Chris Carter 15.07m (49-3.50)