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Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Adigun posts school’s second-fastest time

The Cougar track and field team pulled double duty this weekend when it participated in the All-Comers Meet at Yeoman Field House and the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

In Houston, sophomore thrower Ashley Bryant won the women’s weight throw competition.

With a toss of 15.99 meters (52 feet, 5 1/2 inches).

She has high hopes for the coming conference meet.

"I want to throw at least 55 feet to increase my distance and improve on my personal best," she said.

Sophomore pole-vaulter Alex Bentley had a clearing of 5.10 meters (16-8 3/4) in the men’s competition. The clearance was enough to set a personal best for Bentley and it was also his first collegiate win of the season.

Improving on a previous personal-best throw, sophomore thrower Brandon Hubbard earned a second place finish in the men’s weight throw with a toss of 16.67 meters (54-8 1/4).

Freshman thrower Charlissa Foster placed second in the women’s shot put with a throw of 13.84 meters (45-5).

In the running events, a few personal records and wins were collected.

Senior distance runner Oumama Hallel finished the women’s 3000-meter run in 10 minutes 38.05 seconds, earning her a first place finish. She also competed in the mile finishing in 5:12.77, earning second place.

Sprinter Tyrone Carrier’s 200-meter dash time of 21.98 seconds was enough to earn him a second place finish.

The Cougars had another decent outing at the Tyson Invitational.

Another personal best was set in the 60-meter hurdles as junior Seun Adigun finished the race in 8.26 seconds. Not only is this time a personal best for the sprinter, but it’s also the second-fastest indoor time in UH history, after Jenny Adams finished with 8.10 in 2001.

The Cougars will host the Conference USA Indoor Championships at Yeoman Field House Feb. 29 and March 1. The women’s team is looking to improve on its third place finish last year, while the men will try to repeat as C-USA champions.

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