For the fourth straight season, Head Coach Leroy Burrell and his staff would take home men’s coaching staff of the year honors. Kahmari Montgomery would be honored alongside his teammate Amere Lattin as the men’s most outstanding performer. This marks the fourth consecutive year that a Cougar has been recognized as an outstanding performer.
The Houston track & field standout continues to rewrite the record books after running a blazing fast wind-aided 9.95 in the 100-meter. The senior cracked the 10-second mark, recording a season best, meet record, and stadium record in the process. Burke concluded the meet with three All-Conference laurels, one individual title and one relay title, helping Houston earns its fourth consecutive team title at The American Outdoor Championships.
Burke’s time ranks among the best in the country this season and is the second-fastest qualifying mark in the NCAA West Region. The senior becomes the fourth consecutive, and fifth-overall Cougar to win the event at the conference outdoor meet.
This is the fourth Most Outstanding Track Performance the Cougars have won since joining The American.
The other Most Outstanding Performance recipients were:
MEN’S OUTDOOR FIELD MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
Ben Johnson * Wichita State * R-Senior * Decathlon
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
Chelsea Francis * SMU * Junior * 100-Meter Dash
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR FIELD MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
Annette Echikunwoke * Cincinnati * R-Senior * Hammer Throw
Any idea what makes Texas Tech so good?
They’ve got a deep roster that’s spread out across events. Their issue is usually that they don’t have guys that can finish top 8 consistently at nationals.