T&F Opens Outdoor Season with Home Meet Thursday (Win 10 events - run a 38.8 in the 100m, 2nd fastest in NCAA History in March)


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The Houston Cougar Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams officially kick off the 2019 outdoor season with the first of three home meets on the outdoor circuit, the Houston Spring Break Invitational, on Thursday at the Carl Lewis Complex.

Houston will also send its men’s 4x100- and 4x200-meter relay squads as well as the women’s 4x200 team to compete at the TSU Relays on Saturday at TSU Dursley Field.

ABOUT THE SPRING BREAK INVITATIONAL
Houston’s first meet of the 2019 outdoor season is scheduled to kick off 10 a.m., with the trials and finals of the women’s and men’s hammer throw and the men’s javelin. Running events are scheduled to open at 1 p.m., with the women’s steeplechase.
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A full schedule for the Spring Break Invitational can be found by clicking HERE and live results can be found HERE.


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Fresh off Indoor All-America honors, Naomi Taylor opened her outdoor season with a win in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 12.84.
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Ashley Seymour made her outdoor debut by placing on top in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.64.
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The women’s 4x100-meter relay of Naomi Taylor, Ariele Adams, Essance Sample, Samiyah Samuels and Ashley Seymour finished first with a time of 44.77.
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The women’s 4x400-meter relay of Birexus Hawkins, Seymour, Erin Derrow and Payge Side finished first with a time of 3:43.18.
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The men’s 4x400-meter relay of Frederick Lewis, Mario Burke, Tyrell Valentine and Naaman Outing finished first with a time of 3:10.86.
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The men’s 4x100-meter relay of Nicholas Alexander, Burke, Brandon Taylor and Travis Collins finished first with a time of 38.82.
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Taylor also finished first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.34.
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Amere Lattin finished on top in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 49.82 while Quivell Jordan was second with a time of 50.87.
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Edward Sumler IV made his outdoor debut by finishing first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.95. Coming in right behind was Booker with a time of 21.09. Coming in third was Jermaine Holt with a time of 21.12.
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Felipe Valencia finished first in shot put with a throw of 58-9.25 (17.91). Following Valencia was Triston Gibbons, making his outdoor debut by finishing second with a throw of 57-8.25 (17.58).
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Gibbons also placed second in the discus with a distance of 179-4 (54.67).
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Side made her debut in the outdoor season by finishing second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.20. Also making her debut was Cecila Tamayo-Garza in the 200-meter dash, as she finished third with a time of 24.30.

Mikaila Martin finished second in the hammer with a throw of 181-1 (55.18).
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Colin George finished second in high jump with a height of 6-9.75 (2.08).
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Blake Contreras finished third in the 1500-meter run with a time of 3:58.40.
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Making her outdoor debut, Kimberly Haines finished third in the javelin with a throw of 118-6 (36.13).
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Phedenia George-Mosbey finished third in long jump to set a PR of 19-5.25 (5.92).
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Hailey Pollard placed third in the discus with a throw of 148-9 (45.33).


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Nice video of UH Track and Field.


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