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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Track & Field

UH Notebook: Cougars head to Austin

The Cougars head to Austin today, until Saturday, to participate in the 85th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, hosted by the University of Texas at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

With only a week to prepare for this competition, head coach Leroy Burrell said that they backed off a little bit at practice.

“We tried to get all of our relay combinations together, take some hand offs, things of that nature,” said Burrell.

The Cougars will try carry over last meets momentum, as they get ready to face some of the nation’s best.

“It’s very simple, we want to qualify and get to run on Saturday,” said Burrell on the Cougar’s expectations.

The Cougars’ main issue right now is to get a few athletes back and with full strength.

“We are trying to get Markquis Frazier on the men’s side back healthy and in full strength, and Doug Kelly,” said Burrell. “We are about three quarters of the way there.”

This year Texas Relays consist of 200 universities and colleges, and 2,212 collegian athletes. Including high school and invited athletes, there are 6,527 entries compared to last year’s 4,948.

The first event of the meet, the women’s heptathlon, is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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