Lattin Named American Athlete OTW


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Junior hurdler/sprinter Amere Lattin has been named The American Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced with its first awards of the outdoor slate, on Tuesday.

Lattin swept the 110-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash at the Cougar Spring Break Invitational, Houston’s outdoor season opener in front of its home fans. The award is the first of the outdoor season and second overall this season for Lattin.

Lattin, the reigning two-time champion in The American 110-meter hurdles, opened his day in the event with a one-heat final. The All-American cruised to a win in the event, in the nation’s third-fastest time in the early season, at a wind-aided 13.93.

The junior would return to the course later in the afternoon for the 200-meter dash, where he would claim victory by nearly three-tenths of a second. Lattin finished the half-lap race in a wind-aided 21.30 to post the 32nd fastest time in the NCAA this season.

For Houston, the award is the first of the outdoor slate and the seventh total American award of the season. Senior Elijah Hall claimed the indoor track award four times, while Tonye’cia Burks earned the field honor on Jan. 16.