Team takes third in season opener
The UH men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their seasons with third place finishes in the Leonard Hilton Memorial on Friday at Yeoman Fieldhouse.
The men finished with 65.25 points after 14 events, 17 points behind the meet’s winner, Rice.
The Owls also took first place in the women’s event with 117 points, as UH’s 63 points in the 15 events landed the Cougars well short of first place.
Senior Seun Adigun won the women’s 60-meter hurdle event with a time of 8.34 seconds, the sixth-fastest mark in the NCAA this season.
However, Adigun fell short in the women’s 60-meter dash, finishing fifth with a time of 7.59 seconds. Sophomore Christie Jones’ time of 7.54 gave her a fourth-place finish.
Sophomore Chris Carter took first place in the men’s long jump, leaping 7.11 meters.
Freshman Matt Dudley finished second in the men’s shot put competition with a throw of 15.70 meters.
On the women’s side, sophomore Kiara Pulliam finished in second place after tossing a personal best of 14.33 meters.
In the men’s triple jump, junior Lamar Delaney finished in third with a leap of 14.95 meters.
Senior Dayo Ogunniyi led the UH women in the long jump after her 5.76 meter leap landed her in fifth place.
Sophomore Laura Allred finished fifth in the women’s high jump competition, clearing 1.65 meters. Freshman Selleck Keene cleared 1.94 meters to post a ninth place finish.
Next up for the Cougars is the New Mexico Cherry Silver Invitational, which will be held on Saturday inside of the Albuquerque Convention Center.