Wade wins second straight race
Jan. 26, 2013
HOUSTON – Joe Wade picked right back up where he left off last week, taking home a second consecutive mile run title as the Lamar track teams closed out the Howie Ryan Invitational & Multi’s at Yeoman Field House on the campus of the University of Houston.
Just a week after winning the same event at the McNeese Invitational, the Isle of Wight, England, native finished the race in 4:10.28 to become the second event winner at UH this week, joining fellow distance runner Ryan Creech, who won the 5,000 meter title a day ago.
Michael Kershaw also impressed in the event, finishing third among collegiate competitors and fourth overall at 4:18.94, and Becky Gough ended eighth with a time of 5:07.48.
Jonathan Reece was the top men’s field athlete of the day, putting up a mark of 6 feet, 8.75 inches in the high jump to finish second.
Beatrice Douglas recorded a pair of fifth place showings, topping five feet, three inches in the high jump, and 18 feet, three inches in the long jump, a mark that was equaled by fellow Cardinal Erin Brown.
Saschelle Slaughter ended eighth in the 400 meter dash, completing the race in 57.90 seconds.
Ashley Idunoba ran the 60 meter dash in 7.66 seconds, the ninth-best time recorded by a collegiate performer in the event.
After finishing the first day fifth in the heptathlon, Nick Fyffe finished 10th with a total of 3,984 points after ending fifth in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 3:03.24 and eighth in 60 meter hurdles with a mark of 9.37.
Track season will continue next week at the Jeff Davis Invitational in Lake Charles.