Sampy breaks school pole vault record at Texas Relays

AUSTIN – Second year Christian Sampy broke the Houston school record in the pole vault Thursday afternoon on the opening day of the Texas Relays.

His jump of 5.55m in the men’s pole vault earned him first place in the competition as well as first place in the country.

Quivell Jordan represented Houston in the men’s 400m hurdles finishing first in their heat and third overall to advance to Friday’s final. Priscilla Adejokun also participated in the first day in the women’s hammer throw, obtaining a 52.72m for 14th place.

The Cougars continue Day 2 of the Texas Relays while half the team takes part in the Victor Lopez Classic at Rice University on Thursday.

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