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Two Lufkinites members of record setting UH shuttle hurdles relay team

UH shuttle hurdles relay team captures gold UH shuttle hurdles relay team captures gold
Mt. Sac Relays, Walnut, CA Mt. Sac Relays, Walnut, CA

Walnut, CA. (KTRE) – Two former Lufkin standout track athletes were among the first place winners this weekend at the historic 54th Annual Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, California.  

The University of Houston women's 4x100 meter shuttle hurdles relay team comprised of Sade-Mariah Greenidge, Amber Sellers of Lufkin, Alicia Perkins, DeMeeka Jones of Lufkin was 1 of 4 UH relays to capture 1st at the Mt. Sac Relays.

It was the first time this team of hurdlers ran the event this season.  Their mark of 54.49 blew away the previous Mt. Sac Relays shuttle hurdle record of 1:00.60.  The shuttle hurdles team time also set a new UH school record for that event.

In a separate competition, Jones picked up a second place win in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.38.

Overall, the UH track and field teams ran away with 4 - 1st place relay team wins (women's 4x100m shuttle hurdles, women's 4x400m relay, 4x100m men's, and the men's 4x800m).

4x100m shuttle hurdles relay

Greenidge, Sellers, Perkins, Jones

54.49 

4x400m relay

Whitney Harris, Brittany Wallace, Ciera Johnson, Ngozi Onwumere

3:38.70 

4x100m relay

Isaiah Sweeney, Errol Nolan, James Lang, Markquis Frazier

40.16

4x800m relay

Drevan Anderson-Kaapa, Anthony Coleman, Mark Fernando, Yonas Tesfai

7:36.92

The Mt. Sac Relays are held each year at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College.  Track and Field Athletes of all levels, including Olympic development compete and for that reason it has become known as the meet "Where the world's best athletes compete."  The four day event concluded Saturday.

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