Houston Set for International Competition

July 10, 2018

HOUSTON – A trio of Houston Cougar Track & Field competitors are heading overseas for a pair of international meets with the 2018 IAAF U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland and the Athletics World Cup in London, England.

Rising sophomore Quivell Jordan opens competition in the 400-meter hurdles at the U20 Championships, after finishing second at the USATF 2018 Junior Outdoor Championships in June. Jordan claimed the silver medal with a personal-best time of 50.21 to earn the right to compete for Team USA at the World Junior Championships.

Jordan’s competition begins with the preliminary heats of the 400 hurdles at 2:35 a.m. CT, Thursday with the semifinals slated for 11:28 a.m. CT, Friday and the finals to follow at 7:52 a.m. CT, Saturday.

Live coverage of the 2018 U20 Championships will be made available courtesy of IAAF. Live results, a live radio broadcast and a live blog can all be found by clicking HERE.

NCAA Champion Cameron Burrell will open competition at the Athletics World Cup in the final event of the first day, the 4x100-meter relays. Burrell, who anchored the Cougars to their second-consecutive NCAA title in the relay in June will run the third leg at the World Cup alongside Kendall Williams, Isiah Young and Jeff Demps. The squad, representing, Team USA is scheduled to compete at 3:45 p.m. CT, Saturday.

Rising senior Kahmari Montgomery will compete both as an individual and in the 4x400-meter relay at the World Cup, beginning with the 400-meter dash at 2 p.m. CT, Sunday. Montgomery earned the right to compete for Team USA after winning the national championship at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships in Iowa. Montgomery broke the University of Houston record in 44.58 to earn the bid.



Montgomery will return to the track at 3:45 p.m. CT, Sunday as the opening leg of the 4x400-meter relay. Montgomery will team with Paul Dedewo, Nathan Strother and Obi Igbokwe in the final event of the competition.

The Athletics World Cup will feature eight of the world’s top track & field nations converge on London, including the USA, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Poland, China, German, France, Jamaica and South Africa.

More information on the Athletics World Cup including a meet schedule and results can be found by clicking HERE.

Incoming freshman signee Triston Gibbons was in competition on the opening day of the 2018 IAAF U20 Championships, where he qualified for the finals of the men’s shot put. Gibbons qualified with the fourth-best mark of the ‘A’ Group at 63-9.5 (19.44m), before finishing 12th with a mark of 59-1.5 (18.02m) in the finals.

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