Few Houston T&F members head to Lubbock for Corky Classic (Win 3 events, Igbokwe runs fastest 200m in world)

Saturday’s Corky Classic is slated to begin at 11 a.m., with the field events, while the running events open with the women’s mile at 1 p.m. The meet will feature teams from Oklahoma, UTEP and the host school Texas Tech.

A full schedule of events for the Corky Classic can be found by clicking HERE.

The champions of each of the men and women’s 60-meter hurdles at the Reveille Invitational will return to action at the Corky Classic in Lubbock. Lattin ran the No. 2 time in the NCAA on the men’s side in 7.82. On the women’s side, Taylor ran 8.33 to clock the nation’s third-fastest time and earn American Athlete of the Week honors.

Senior Kahmari Montgomery, who was named to The Bowerman Preseason Watch List, will make his season debut in the 400-meter dash, while senior transfer Obi Igbokwe will make his debut with the Cougars as well.

A full list of competitors can be found with the heat sheets by clicking HERE.


Houston was in limited action at the Corky Classic, but it opened in impressive fashion with a victory for Amere Lattin in the 60-meter hurdles. Lattin cleared the obstacles and crossed the line in 7.85 to take the gold, while Quivell Jordan also found the podium in a third-place finish in 8.01.

With the hurdles cleared, Brianne Bethel followed the first victory of the day with one of her own. Bethel clocked the nation’s 12th-fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles this season when she crossed the finish line in 7.41 for the victory.

The Cougars saved the best for last in the individual events when senior transfer Obi Igbokwe made his Houston debut in the 200-meter dash. Igbokwe set the fastest time in the world in the early season when he crossed the line in 20.84 to win the event. Lattin finished right on Igbokwe’s heels in 20.99 to take second and move to No. 6 in the world this season.

Action concluded with the 4x400-meter relay, where the Cougars were in action in each of the women’s and men’s events. The women finished second with a time of 3:38.47, while the men also took silver in 3:08.51. The mark for the men is the fifth-fastest in program history.