Cougars finish with six titles in season opener
The Cougars made a big splash in their season-opening track meet at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational on Saturday and came home with six individual titles.
To get things started, sophomore Quivell Jordan placed second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.99 and was just .04 behind the first-place spot.
On the women’s side, sophomore Naomi Taylor finished the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.31 to earn the first-place win.
Senior Nora Monie placed first in the women’s shot put with her second attempt throw of 15.94m and earned top honors at the event.
Along with Monie, the Cougar throwers dominated the meet. Junior Miles Marhofer, a newcomer from Coffeyville Community College in his debut with Houston, decimated the program’s record for weight throw with a 20.83m throw on his fourth attempt and had a full 3 meters on even the closest throw.
Sophomore Johnny Howell took third in the weight throw event behind Marhofer with his 15.12m third-attempt throw.
The Marhofer and Howell duo placed again in the top three for the men’s shot put. Marhofer finished in second with a 15.51m throw and Howell was in third with a 14.75m throw.
In the sprints, sophomore Ashley Seymour finished fourth overall with a time of 7.59 in the 60-meter.
For the women, junior Sarah Howe, placed second with a 3.75m clearing.
The Cougars will look to continue the winning momentum on Jan. 17 when they host the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational before heading to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Corky Classic on Jan. 18.