Oct. 18, 2012
HOUSTON - The University of Houston women's 4x100m and 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay teams are ranked among the nation's best in Track and Field News' 56th Annual National Relay Rankings. The 4x100m relay is ranked ninth, while the 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay team is ranked third.
"It is really an honor for our women's 4x100 relay and 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay to be recognized for their accomplishments last year by Track and Field News," Head Coach Leroy Burrell said. "I as well as Coach [Floyd] Heard and Coach [Seun] Adigun are very fortunate to have had an opportunity to work with such a talented, competitive and high achieving group of young women."
The 4x100m relay team had six top-5 performances last season. They capped the season off by capturing All-America honors for a third straight year at the NCAA Championships in June. The Cougars (Tai'shea Reese, Kiersten Brewer, Alicia Perkins and Grecia Bolton) finished in sixth place with a time of 44:11.
The 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay team (Sade-Mariah Greenidge, Amber Sellers, Alicia Perkins, DeMeeka Jones) broke the previous program record of 1:00.60 with a time of 54:49, to take first place in their first time competing in the event at last year's Mt. Sac Relays. The team also took second at the Penn Relays with a time of 54:74.
LSU tops both events, followed by Texas A&M in the 4x100m relay and Lincoln-Missouri in the 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay.
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