Houston, Charlotte take leads after day-two competition at C-USA Track & Field Championships
TAMPA, Fla.--Houston women's team and Charlotte men's team took the lead after the second day of competition at the Conference USA Track and Field Championships.
Houston leads the women's competition with 54 points followed by Marquette with 50, Tulane 48, South Florida 44, Southern Miss 38, Cincinnati 30.50, Louisville 30, Charlotte 25, DePaul 16, Memphis 11 and UAB 4.50.
Southern Miss' Hope Sinclair took first place in the heptathlon with 5,361 points and 10 points. Sinclair also finished tied for second in the high jump with a jump of 5'6 ½" and fourth in the javelin with a throw of 131'3". Sinclair earned 22 points toward the team's total. Tamara Dayes took first in the discus with a throw of 142'8". The Lady Eagles also got points from Sandra Allen who finished sixth in the long jump with a jump of 18'10 ¾" and Sabrina Norwood added one point in the high jump when she finished eighth with a jump of 5'4 ½".
The Lady Eagles have the opportunity for additional points after S'Dori Sims advanced to the finals in the 400-meter dash. Jessica Crump advanced to the finals of the 800 meters, Ayanna Buchanan advanced to the finals in the 100-meter low hurdles.
Charlotte maintained its lead with 40 points followed by DePaul with 29 points, South Florida 28, Houston 26, Marquette 25, Memphis 24, Cincinnati, 22, Tulane 19, Louisville 11 and Southern Miss with 10.
Emmanuel Osabutey finished fourth in the long jump with a jump of 24'6 ¼". Bryan Bruner also finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 55'7 ½" for the Golden Eagles' 10 points.
Several Golden Eagles advanced to the Saturday's finals. Wenston Riley advanced in the 200 meters and 110-meter high hurdles. Kenny Johnson and Stevenson McKinney advanced in the 400 meters. Isaac Gang advanced in the 800 meters, and George Daley advanced in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles.