NCAA T&F Championships Friday (Coogs finish 3rd)

What was the overall crowd? I imagine the oppressive heat kept some people away.

Good showing. UH continues to do more with less then any school in the country.
On a level playing field we could be tough to beat. The money the big conferences
get go mainly to football and basketball but the Olympic sports get funded as well.

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My oldest son ran cross country and track; had never been to a meet before. First one I went to of his, I was hooked.

Best thing about track meets is that, once the running events start, there is always something going on. Want to watch the runners, you can. Want to watch jumps, you can. Want to watch the throws, you can. Never a dull moment.

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Tech is proof of that

Highest point total ever, correct?

I don’t have anything to compare crowd size to, and I haven’t seen any numbers. That said, I would say the Mike Myers Stadium was at least 50% full. Hard to say because people were spread out, not sitting shoulder to shoulder. But the crowd was into it.

The heat wasn’t bad to be honest. Of course we timed our arrival pretty well, getting there around 7:45, sun was heading down. I didn’t notice the heat, it must have been drier than Houston. Plus we hydrated pretty well before hand and during the meet. They had the same giant water cooler set up for free water as we do at TDECU.

PRay, that was my first track meet the other night. Not much down time at all. The fact that my hyper 9 year old made it through without once asking to leave was impressive. Lots to watch between discus, high jump, triple jump.

Watching the 5,000m in person was way more exciting than on TV. And the 4x400 to cap it off was truly exciting.

Had a great time, I’m already thinking about a trip for next year. Indoor Championships are in Albuquerque around Spring Break, and Outdoor Championships are in Austin again. This is an event I’d enjoy regardless of whether the Coogs are there or not. I just enjoy the performances.

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Tied for 2nd highest I believe.

Behind an NCAA title clinching performance from senior Kahmari Montgomery, a podium finish from Amere Lattin and a third-place performance from the 4x400-meter relay squad the Cougars notched 40 team points to match its best team finish in program history at the NCAA Championships.
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Montgomery posted the eighth-fastest collegiate time ever, the fastest time in program history, an American Athletic Conference record and lifetime best in the 400-meter dash to clinch the programs first title in the event. The senior crossed the finish line at 44.23 to notch 10 team points for the Cougars. Obi Igbokwe closed out the race in eighth-place to take home First Team All-American honors.

“It’s just a blessing to be able to come out and end my senior year of my collegiate career with a bang,” said Montgomery. “It’s something I’ve planned for my whole entire life. It was a great overall run. I didn’t panic, I knew (North Carolina A&T junior) Trevor Stewart has a lot of speed. I stayed composed, I stayed relaxed, I ran my race.”

“Definitely this one (is bigger than the U.S. championship). I was able to compete in something I was in for four years. It was always a dream to win an NCAA title, so to come out and do it like I did it is an amazing feeling.”

Great breakdown of what happened.