Track team sets personal bests set in weekend meet
UH track and field freshmen paced the team at the Houston Indoor Invitational at Yeoman Field House over the weekend.
Freshman sprinter Lazarus Crumedy had a second place finish in the 200-meter dash with 22.30 seconds and freshman sprinter Ed Turner finished second in the 60-meter dash with 6.92 seconds. Turner’s time was the fifth-fastest mark in Conference-USA this season.
With throws of 14.22 meters (46 feet, 8 inches) and 14.14 meters (46-4 3/4), freshman shot putters Charlissa Foster and Kiara Pulliam posted the fourth and fifth best marks in C-USA, respectively. Both tosses were also personal bests for the women.
Sophomore Erica Hannemann and junior Kelcee Keenan posted personal bests in the 800-meters and the mile. Hannemann finished 11th with 2 minutes, 23.60 seconds and Keenan placed eighth with 5:15.39.
"It was a great race to start," Keenan said. "I fell into a really good rhythm, followed through, stayed tough and set a personal record. This was a good breakthrough for future races and new records."
For the fourth consecutive meet, senior high jumper Ivan Diggs collected a first place finish by clearing 2.14 meters (7 1/4).
Last week, freshman Chris Carter was named C-USA Male Track and Field Athlete of the Week. The award came after Carter hit an NCAA provisional mark of 15.41 meters (50-6 3/4) in the triple jump at the Arkansas Razorback Invitational. His jump is the best in C-USA.
Next up for the Cougars is the Bayou City Championships. Events will run from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Yeoman Field House.