Houston’s men turned in the top performance in the world this season in the 4x100-meter relay. Competing at the Prairie View A&M Relays amongst three Team USA squads, the Cougars relayed one-lap around the track in 38.95 to breeze to a victory.
The squad of Mario Burke, Elijah Hall, John Lewis III and Cameron Burrell edged out Team USA Red (39.74; Blake Smith, Mike Rogers, Bryce Robinson, Dedrick Dukes), Team USA White (39.91; Charles Silmon, Marquez Washington, Michael Berry , Wallace Spearmon) and Team USA Blue (40.08; LeShon Collins, Brandon Carnes, Jeff Demps, John Teeters) in the victory.
Lewis III would be back on the track later in the afternoon to compete individually in the 100-meter dash. Running in heat one, the Willis, Texas, native clocked a wind-aided 10.13 to win the event and claim the No. 1 time in the NCAA this season.
Houston returned to the track just an hour later to clock another world-best mark, this time taking the victory in the 4x200-meter relay. Burke, Burrell and Hall were joined by All-American Kahmari Montgomery to run 1:21.19 and defeat Washington, Rogers, Robinson and Dukes of Team USA Red (1:22.16) and Demps, Spearmon, Silmon and Smith of Team USA Blue (1:23.46).