Houston to be Well Represented at USATF Nationals (Montgomery wins 400! Burrell 5th in 100, Carter 4th in TJ)


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The Houston Men’s Track & Field program will be well-represented at the USATF Outdoor Championships, where the program will send four student-athletes and two alums to compete for national titles June 21-24 in Des Moines, Iowa.

The meet will also serve as the selection meet for Team USA for both the 2018 Athletics World Cup on July 14-15 in London and the 2018 NACAC Championships on August 10-12 in Toronto.

Action for Houston’s competitors will begin at 3:05 p.m. CT, Thursday with Amere Lattin in the first round of the 400-meter hurdles. Lattin surpassed the event’s qualifying mark of 50.50 on five occasions in 2018, including his season-best and school-record run of 49.70 at the NCAA West Prelims. He enters the meet ranked 17th among Americans in the event. If Lattin should qualify, the semifinals will follow at 5:10 p.m. CT, Friday, while the final will be contested at 3:36 p.m. CT, Saturday.

Kahmari Montgomery will follow in the 400-meter dash, scheduled to open at 5:05 p.m. CT, Thursday. Montgomery set the school record in the 400 at the Mt. SAC Relays, when he ran 44.91 and ran under the qualifying mark of 45.70 five times in 2018. He enters the meet ranked No. 21 in the world and No. 9 among Americans. The semifinals of the 400 will be held at 6:20 p.m. CT, Friday, while the finals will be held at 4:30 p.m. CT, Saturday.

The first round of the 100-meter dash will cap Thursday’s action for Houston competitors as Cameron Burrell and UH alum LeShon Collins hit the track at 6:10 p.m. CT. Burrell, the NCAA Champion in the event, ran a season-best of 10.01 to win the event at the Texas Relays and enters the meet ranked No. 17 in the world and 10th among Americans.

Collins enters with a time of 10.20 from the 2017 USATF Championships and owns a PR of 10.00.

The semifinals of the 100-meter dash will be held at 5:50 p.m. CT, Friday, while the finals will follow at 7:30 p.m. CT.

NCAA All-American Brian Barraza returns to the track for the first round of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 3:15 p.m. CT, Friday. Barraza posted a school-record of 8:40.25 in the preliminary rounds of the NCAA Championship to set a personal best and enters the meet ranked 25th among all Americans. The finals of the steeplechase will be held at 3:55 p.m. CT, Sunday.

Houston alum Chris Carter will hit the runway for the men’s triple jump at the USATF National Championships at 5:30 p.m. CT, Friday. Carter enters ranked No. 6 among Americans and No. 9 in the world in the event this season after landing a season-best jump of 56-8.50 (17.28m) at the Tom Tellez Invitational.


Montgomery sets UH record in 400
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Burrell, the NCAA Champion in the 100, tied a wind-legal personal best with a time of 9.93 to automatically qualify for the semifinals by finishing second in his heat. The time moves Burrell up to No. 5 in the 2018 world rankings and No. 3 in the American rankings. He entered the meet ranked No. 17 in the world and 10th among Americans.

Houston alum LeShon Collins also competed in the event, finishing 24th with a time of 10.48.

The semifinals of the 100 will be held at 5:50 p.m. CT, Friday, while the finals will follow at 7:30 p.m. CT.


Montgomery sailed through to the semifinals of the 400 with an automatic qualifier, courtesy of a win in the event’s third heat. The junior from Plainfield, Ill, clocked a time of 45.71 to edge out professional athlete Michael Berry who crossed the line in 46.03.

Montgomery, who set the Houston record in the 400 at the Mt. SAC Relays when he ran 44.91, entered the meet ranked No. 21 in the world and No. 9 among Americans. The semifinals of the 400 will be held at 6:20 p.m. CT, Friday, while the finals will be held at 4:30 p.m. CT, Saturday.


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Burrell, Montgomery, Barraza, and Carter should all be in action Friday.


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Burrell’s race:


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Cameron Burrell finished fifth in the 100-meter dash and Kahmari Montgomery advanced to the finals of the 400-meter dash, as representatives of University of Houston Men’s Track & Field program continued their participation in the USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday at Drake Stadium.

Burrell advanced to the finals of the 100 as an automatic qualifier after clocking 10.00 to finish second in his semifinal heat earlier in the afternoon. In the finals, the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Champion, ran 10.04 to finish fifth in the field and second among collegians. He entered the event ranked No. 17 in the world and 10th among Americans.

In the semifinals of the 400, Montgomery completed the one-lap race in 45.11 to finish second in his heat and automatically qualify for Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. CT final. Montgomery ranked No. 21 in the world and No. 9 among Americans coming into the USATF Championships.

Brian Barraza opened Friday’s action for Houston in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The native of El Paso, Texas, finished the seven-lap trek in 8:49.15 to take 12th in his heat, respectively.

Houston alum Chris Carter closed the day with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump. The 2008-11 letterman jumped 55-9 (16.99m) on his second trip down the runway. Carter entered ranked No. 6 among Americans and No. 9 in the world.


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Wow…what a race!!!

Kahmari Montgomery wins the @Progressive Men’s 400m in 44.58! #USATFoutdoors


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I believe this is the first UH active athlete that’s won a USATF championship since Burrell won the 100m in 1989. They may actually be the only two UH active athletes that have won a title.

Edit: John Macy won the 10K in 1959


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Big news here.


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With the USATF Championships serving as the selection meet for Team USA and the 2018 Athletics World Cup, Montgomery’s win solidified his spot on the roster for both teams. The 2018 Athletics World Cup will take place on July 14-15 in London and the 2018 NACAC Championships on August 10-12 in Toronto.


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