Track: Cougars face No. 5 Aggies at Charlie Thomas Invitational

The No. 25 Cougars come into the meet with six athletes ranked in the top 16 of the NCAA charts, the mark needed to qualify for the national championships in March.

With the majority of the American Athletic Conference spread out along the east coast, the Charlie Thomas Invitational provides a rare opportunity for the Cougars to meet a conference foe before the American Championships. Cincinnati will be in attendance at the invitational giving the Cougars an early look at a conference foe.

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Houston set 26 personal bests on the second day of the Charlie Thomas Invitational, including 11 from the distance runners. In the sprints, sophomore John Lewis III set a pair of personal records including a 6.79 in the 60-meter dash to finish third.

Houston will split its squad for a trio of meets next weekend. The Cougars will host the Howie Ryan Invitational on Friday, Feb. 10 at Yeoman Fieldhouse. The remaining athletes will head to the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., on Feb. 10-11, while the distance runners will compete at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday.