Several dating records set at the invitation of Tom Tellez

HOUSTON – Houston’s track and field team set a slew of competitive records at the Tom Tellez Invitational on senior day at the Carl Lewis International Complex on Fridays.

The day started with the women’s pole vault where the seniors Sarah Howe jumped 3.97 meters to place second in the competition and first among varsity athletes. Second year Christian Sampy and Antonio Ruiz followed by breaking the men’s pole vault record by taking first and second place respectively. Sampy cleared a bar of 5.52 meters while Ruiz jumped a bar of 5.42 meters.

Priscilla Adejokun added another meet record in the women’s hammer throw with a 64.07 for third place. Nu’uausala Tuilefano won first place in the women’s shot put as well as a meet record at 16.00 metres.

Devin Vallejo continued the tally of meet records with a time of 3:49.66 in the men’s 1,500m for first place while DJ Akindele caught third was a meet record 13.70 in the men’s 110-meter hurdles.

The meeting ended as Hannah Gault, Darby Gauntt and Macie Ellis all finished with meet records and swept the podium in the 2000 women’s steeplechase.

The track and field team turns its attention to the American Athletic Conference Championships at Wichita State May 13-15.

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