May 27, 2012
HOUSTON- The University of Houston track and field program had seven individuals and two relay teams qualify for the NCAA Championship this weekend at the NCAA West Preliminary hosted by the University of Texas.
The NCAA Championships are set for June 6-9 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. For NCAA Championship Information, visit NCAA.com.
The women's quartet of Grecia Bolton, Tai'shea Reese, Alicia Perkins and Kiersten Brewer finished in 43.97 to take fourth place in the 4z100m relay. The time was a season best for the Cougars and the fifth-fastest in school history. The trip to the NCAA Championships will be a third-straight feat for Bolton and second-consecutive time for Reese in the relay event.
Bolton will represent Houston in the most events at the NCAA Championships as the senior also secured advancement in the 100m and 200m. The Katy, Texas, native placed second in the 100m with her time of 11.22, the third fastest in program history. In the 200m, Bolton finished 13th overall at 23.65.
Bolton makes her second-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships in the 100m and the second time (2009) in the 200m.
Reese, a senior from Kligore, Texas, gives UH their second student-athletes in the 200m as she finished ninth in the 200m with her personal-best time of 23.48.
Errol Nolan heads to the NCAA Championships in the 400m for the third straight year. The junior from Rosenberg, Texas, took third place in the event this weekend with his season-best time of 45.92.
Nolan teamed with Xavier Boyd
, Marquis Frazier and James Lang
to take 11th (3:07.88) in the 4x100m relay and also secure advancement to the NCAA Championships.
For the second straight year, two Cougars return will represent at the NCAA Championships as Thomas Lang and John Horton qualified. Lang jumped 15.75m/51-8.25 to land in ninth place as the freshman Horton took 15th (15.47m/50-9.25). The trip for the NCAA Championships will be a first for the underclassmen.
DeMeeka Jones qualified in the 100m hurdles with a personal best of 13.09. The senior finished seventh in the prelims.
Marquis Frazier 15 10.34*
Isaiah Sweeney 46 10.70
Marquis Frazier -- FS
Errol Nolan 3 45.92q
Kelvin Furlough 27 46.60
Xavier Boyd 33 47.73
Wesley Ruttoh 39 9:24.26
Houston -- DQ
Xavier Boyd, Errol Nolan, James Lang, Marquis Frazier
Houston 11 3.07.88q
Xavier Boyd, Doug Kelley, Dominique Charles, Errol Nolan
Michael Mahnke -- DNS
Thomas Lang 21 7.49m/24-7
Simon Stewart 32 7.37m/24-2.25
Isaiah Sweeney 39 7.15m/23-5.5
Thomas Lang 9q 15.75m/51-8.25
John Horton 15q 15.47m/50-9.25
Darrell Hill 35 16.79m/55-1
Grecia Bolton 2 11.22q*
Tai'shea Reese 31 11.69
Whitney Harris 42 11.88
Tai'shea Reese 9 23.48q*
Grecia Bolton 13 23.65q*
Kiersten Brewer 18 23.88
Whitney Harris 48 57.93
Ciera Johnson 29 2:09.16
DeMeeka Jones 7 13.09q*
Alicia Perkins 23 13.64
Sade Mariah Greenidge 27 13.38q
Houston 4 43.97q
Tai'shea Reese, Kiersten Brewer, Alicia Perkins, Grecia Bolton
Houston 13 3:39.09
Brittany Wallace, Ciera Johnson, Tai'shea Reese, Ngozi Onwuere
Megan Frausto 35 1.71m/5-7.25
Tai'shea Reese 29 5.92m/19-5.25
Alicia Perkins -- --
Dominique Brisco 34 12.25m/40-2.25
Samantha Taylor 45 13.71m/44-11.75
q = Qualified for NCAA Championships
* = Personal Best