June 13, 2010
HOUSTON – The University of Houston women’s 4x100 relay finished in fifth place to earn four points in the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. With their top-eight finish, Christie Jones, Kalyn Floyd, Whitney Harris and Grecia Bolton earned All-American distinction.
This is the first All-American award for all four members of the relay team. Assistant Coach Seun Adigun was the last Cougar All-American as she finished 3rd in the 100-meter hurdles last year.
The relay team was unable to duplicate their preliminary, and school record, time of 43.68, but still managed to finish in an impressive 44.24 time.
The finals featured four teams from the state of Texas with Texas A&M winning the event and Baylor and Texas Tech finishing sixth and eighth, respectively.
With the four points secured from the relay, Houston finished in 46th place. Texas A&M won both the men’s and women’s NCAA titles for the second consecutive year.
The meet concludes Houston’s season with four athletes earning All-American honors. For complete results, visit Flash Results.
This meet also set an NCAA-record for attendance in a four-day event with 45,857 including a sellout crowd of 12,812 on Saturday – the largest crowd to watch an NCAA Saturday in 26 years.