UH's Diggs a winner in Houston Indoor

February 2, 2008 5:38:36 PM PST
Ivan Diggs won the men's high jump Saturday, clearing 2.14 meters (7 feet, 1/4 inch) to lead the University of Houston track and field team through the second day of competition at the Houston Indoor Invitational. The victory was Diggs' fourth of the season.

In the women's shot put, freshmen Charlissa Foster and Kiara Pulliam finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Foster's toss of 14.22 meters (46 feet, 08 inches) and Pulliam's toss of 14.14 meters (46 feet, 4 3/4 inches) are currently the fourth and fifth best marks recorded in Conference USA this year.

For the men, sophomore Brandon Hubbard finished eighth in the shot put with a mark of 14.68 meters (48 feet, 2 inches).

Freshman Ed Turner took a second place finish in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.92 seconds, tying the fifth fastest mark in C-USA this season. Turner also holds the current conference best in the long jump with a leap of 7.41 meters (20 feet, 3 3/4 inches).

In the 200-meter dash, freshman Lazarus Crumedy finished in second place, posting a time of 22.30 seconds. Senior Dominic Milton took fifth place with a mark of 22.50. For the women, sophomore Ciara Willis finished eighth with a time of 26.10.

Finishing out the competition in the men's heptathlon, junior Morgan Floyd posted a second place finish with a total of 4,815 points.

Sophomore Alex Bentley tied for third place in the pole vault, clearing 4.95 meters (16 feet, 2 3/4 inches). Freshman Bryan Brown also competed for UH, finishing in a tie for 15th.

Competing in the women's high jump for the Cougars was freshman Laura Allred, who finished in 10th after clearing 1.68m (5 feet, 6 inches).

In the mile, senior Oumama Hallal finished fourth with a time 5 minutes, 11.75 seconds. Also competing for the Cougars was Junior Kelcee Keenan, who posted a personal best of 5:15.39. Keenan finished in eighth place.

In the women's 800-meters, senior Jennifer Harper posted a time of 2:18.78 to finish sixth. Sophomore Erica Hannemann set a personal record with a time of 2:23.60 as she finished 11th. Also competing for the Cougars was freshman Lindsey Marshall, who came in 31st. On the men's side, Mahmoud Harb finished 28th.

Junior Grant Hightower took eighth place in the long jump with a leap of 6.93m (22 feet, 9 inches).

Senior Jennifer Hunt-Anderson posted a 10th-place finish in the women's 400-meter dash with a time of 58.38 seconds. In the men's 5,000-meter run, freshman Antony Keller posted a time of 16 minutes, 33.32 seconds, good for a ninth-place finish.

UH will next host the Bayou City Championships on Feb. 9 inside the Yeoman Field House. The Cougars then travel back to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete in the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 15-16.

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