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UH Athletics take home three first-place medals at Red Raider Invitational


Sophomore Shaun Maswanganyi helped Cougars finish second in the men’s 4x400m relay | Andy Nelson/NCAAPhotos via Getty Images

The UH track and field team wrapped up its Red Raider Invitational appearance on Friday, finishing with three first-place finishes.

In the women’s shot put, graduate student Priscilla Adejokun won the first medal of the day placing first with a throw of 21.95 metres.

Her throw beat second place by 1.17 meters as she clinched her second first-place finish in the event in as many weeks.

Senior Nu’uausala Tuilefano managed to finish in fifth place in the final recording a throw of 18.03 meters for the event.

The second-place finish of the day came from junior Brandon Segreaves in the men’s one-mile final where he posted a time of 4:17.20.

The win marked the second week in a row that Seagreaves have won an event final as senior Devin Vallejo-Bannister finished the event in fifth place at 4:19.63.

In the men’s triple jump, junior Jadon Brome gave the Cougars their third first-place finish of the day with a jump of 15.50 metres.

Brome’s second victory of the season was followed by second Caleb Malbrough and junior Quinton Stringfellow, who finished fourth and fifth in the event with jumps of 14.77 and 14.69 metres.

The men’s 4×400 relay team clinched a second-place finish in the final with a time of 3:07.09 led by graduate students Tyrell Valentine and Quivell Jordan, second Shaun Maswanganyi and rookie Trey Johnson.

In the men’s pole vault, Christian Sampy recorded a second-place finish with a height of 5.23 meters while graduate student Ben Percefull notched a fourth-place finish at 5.13 meters.

The UH track and field team’s next competition will see them return home where they will host the Houston G5 & Super 22 Invitational Jan. 28-29 at Yeoman Fieldhouse.

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