Houston Ready for Texas Relays (Coogs win 4x100, 4x200, 100, and 200) - Coogs named Team of the Meet, Eli Hall named Athlete of the Meet!

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Action on Thursday opens in the field with Taylor Scaife in the women’s hammer throw at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Scaife enters with the nation’s 40th-best throw this season at 191-3 (58.30m).

Running events kick off on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., with the women’s and men’s 400-meter hurdles. Sophomore Birexus Hawkins makes her return to the track in the women’s event, while Amere Lattin hits the track for the men at 5 p.m.

The first day of action concludes with Blake Contreras in the men’s 1,500-meter run at 7:20 p.m., while Maddie Brown will cap the evening in the 5,000-meter run at 9 p.m.

Field action opens the second day of competition as well, with Nora Monie in the first of her two events, the women’s discus at 9 a.m. Monie enters with the 34th-best mark of the season at 169-0 (51.51m).

A full day of running action starts at 9:35 a.m., Friday with the preliminary rounds of the women’s and men’s 4x100-meter relay. The women enter with the 29th-fastest time this season at 45.15, while the men ran 39.85 at the Prairie View A&M Relays to sit third in the nation this season.

The straight-track hurdle events will follow with the women’s and men’s races being contested simultaneously on opposite runways. Lattin returns to the track for the 110-meter hurdles with the nation’s 14th-fastest time at 13.93, and he will be joined by Quivell Jordan in the prelims. In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, reigning American Athletic Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week Naomi Taylor enters with the 16th-fastest time this season at 13.45.

The women’s and men’s 100-meter dash competition will follow the hurdles, again being run simultaneously on opposite straightaways. The men’s side will see a field led by John Lewis III’s second-fastest time in the nation at 10.13 and will also include Nick Alexander, Mario Burke and Cameron Prejean. On the women’s side, American Champion in the 60-meter dash Brianne Bethel leads a squad of Ariele Adams, Essance Sample and Sierra Smith into competition.

Jared Kerr opens his Texas Relays in the ‘B’ section of the men’s long jump at 10 a.m., and he enters with a season best of 24-4.5 (7.43m) to rank No. 40 in the nation this season. Also at 10 a.m. Friday, Monie returns to action with Priscilla Adejokun for the shot put, where they enter with the No. 20 and No. 29 marks in the NCAA at 51-7.25 (15.73m) and 50-4.0 (15.34m), respectively.

Tonye’cia Burks makes her return to action in the women’s triple jump at 3 p.m., while Kerr concludes his weekend in the men’s edition at the same time. Kerr enters with a personal-best of 48-0.75 (14.65m) to rank 61st.

Friday’s evening session opens with Jack Thomas in the ‘A’ section of the men’s javelin at 6 p.m. Thomas returned to action after missing the 2017 season to throw 234-10 (71.58m) at the Cougar Spring Break Invitational and post the fifth-best mark nationally this season.

Houston will run in three relay events on Friday afternoon, beginning with the men in the sprint medley relay at 5:20 p.m. Following the finals of the 400-meter hurdles, each of the men’s and women’s teams will compete in the distance medley relay at 7:15 p.m.

The final day of action opens with the relays and each of the men’s and women’s teams competing in the 4x200-meter relay beginning at noon. Finals of the 4x100-meter relay will follow shortly after, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Individual finals kick off with the 100- and 110-meter hurdles events beginning with the women at 2:10 p.m. Following the hurdles, the finals of the 100-meter dash will take place at 2:55, where Cameron Burrell will also compete in the invitational of the men’s 100-meter dash to cap the straight-track races.

Elijah Hall and Jacarias Martin will make their individual outdoor debuts in the invitational of the 200-meter dash at 3:55 p.m., while the 4x400-meter relay will end the show at 4:05 p.m.

Field events on the final day will open at 3 p.m., for Houston with Samiyah Samuels and Tonye’cia Burks in the ‘A’ section of the long jump. Samuels recently earned American Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week honors after posting the fifth-best mark this season at 20-7.75 (6.29m). Antwan Dickerson will compete in the men’s event simultaneously, entering with the 16th-best collegiate mark at 24-9.25 (7.55m).

Competition will conclude in the field with a pair of Houston men in the ‘A’ section of the shot put. Felipe Valencia holds the No. 25 mark of the season entering competition at 58-11.25 (17.96m), while Cameron Cornelius ranks 70th at 55-3.0 (16.84m).

A full list of competitors can be found daily on the Heat Sheets link on the Texas Relays Home Page.

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Live results; http://relays.texassports.com/

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Historic Texas Relays act as test run for national championship

While some teams from the northeast will compete at Texas, the majority will be from the south central region. In addition to the hosting Texas Longhorns, the Texas A&M Aggies, Georgia Bulldogs and Texas Tech Red Raiders will also be in attendance.

Those teams are No. 2, No. 5 and No. 8 in the country, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

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The marquee event will be when Houston and LSU go head-to-head in the 4x100 on Saturday. Could be a preview of the national championship race.

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Scaife was the first Cougar in action on Thursday, when she began the hammer throw on the second day of the Texas Relays. Scaife, who entered with the No. 2 mark in program history used her second throw to mark 195-6 (59.60m) and break teammate Mikaila Martin’s school-best mark of 195-0 (59.44m) set at the American Championships last season.

Martin finished fifth in the competition and the mark moves her to No. 26 in the NCAA this season in the hammer throw.

Junior Amere Lattin opened his Texas Relays with the first of two events, where he ran the second-fastest time in the NCAA this season in the 400-meter hurdles. Lattin finished the full-lap hurdle race in 50.57 to win the fourth heat and post the fastest qualifying time of the afternoon. Lattin returns for the final of the 400 hurdles on Friday at 7:05 p.m., and he will also run the prelims of the 110-meter hurdles at 10:15 a.m.

Blake Contreras gave the Cougar men their first top-5 finish of the Texas Relays with a fourth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run. Contreras completed the nearly, four-lap race in 3:54.33. Contreras picked up eight places over the final 800 meters of the race, going from 12th to fourth in the last two laps.

Maddie Brown capped the night for the Cougars with an 18th-place finish in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:23.37.

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Each of the four days of the Texas Relays will air live via the Longhorn Network and as well as ESPN3.com. Thursday’s coverage begins at 6 p.m., while Friday will have two separate broadcasts, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and 7–8:30 p.m., while Saturday’s coverage will run from 1:30-5:30 p.m.

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Future Coog, Travis Collins, qualified #1 overall in the 100M

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Another future Coog

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Houston opened the morning session in impressive fashion after qualifying with the fastest time in the preliminary round of the men’s 4x100-meter relay. Houston raced around in the 400-meter relay in 39.62 to win the final heat and book a spot in Saturday’s final.

Nora Monie picked up an individual victory for the Cougars in her first of two events on the weekend, the women’s shot put. Competing in the ‘B’ section of the event, Monie used her final attempt to mark a best of 50-0.75 (15.26m) to come from behind and win the event. Freshman Priscilla Adejokun finished seventh in the event with a mark of 46-0.75 (14.04m).

Junior Amere Lattin picked up a second-place finish in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles. After qualifying with the fastest time in the preliminary rounds, Lattin returned to run a personal-best 50.29 to pick up the silver. The top-2 times of the event are the top-2 times in the nation this season, as Lattin moves to No. 2 in the NCAA on the year.

Lattin opened the morning in the straight-track hurdle race, where he qualified for Saturday’s final. Lattin ran the eighth-fastest time of the preliminary rounds of the 110-meter hurdles in a season-best 13.93 to book the berth.

Jared Kerr picked up the Houston men’s first top-5 finish of the morning in the ‘B’ section of the men’s long jump. Kerr used his first attempt to travel a season-best 24-9.75 (7.56m) to take fifth in the event.

Also in the jumps, Tonye’cia Burks made her return to the runway with a top-10 finish in the ‘A’ section of the women’s triple jump. Burks’ top mark traveled 41-10.5 (12.76m) to place her ninth overall.

Houston added a top-10 finish on the track, with a ninth-place run in the men’s sprint medley relay. Houston’s squad of Trent McDonald (200m), Nick Alexander (200m), Quivell Jordan (400m) and Nicholas Hamilton (800m) ran 3:23.94.

Houston wrapped the second day in each of the women’s and men’s distance medley relays. The women took 10th overall with a time of 12:06.38, while the men finished fourth in 9:47.21.

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Today’s action will be on ESPN3 from 1 -5:30 pm

Also, live results: http://relays.texassports.com/

4x100 is at 1:30

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Men’s 4x200 at noon:


Women’s 4x200 at 12:05

Men’s 4x100 at 1:30

Women’s 4x100 Invitational at 1:55

Men’s 110m Hurdles at 2:35

Men’s Long Jump at 3:00

Women’s Long Jump at 3:00

Men’s 100m at 3:18
(Travis Collins will be a Coog next year)

Men’s 100m Invitational at 3:22

Men’s 200m Invitational at 4:00

Women’s 4x400 Invitational at 4:05

Men’s 4x400 at 4:45

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Pretty meager taunt if there was one. That might be one of the few things our T&F team needs to work on! :sunglasses:

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Upon further review, better taunt than I originally thought. As they said on TV, more of a “how do you Ike me now” kinda look.

I love this rivalry and competition we are have with the SEC and the other programs. We have come a long way under our coaching staff in just a few years.

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Definitely. Coaches have wanted to prove that we can do better than P5s…and we are.

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Women’s 4x100 Invitational results. Coogs would have finished outside of the top 8 for the 4x100 by .44 seconds