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Houstonian 1993 - Sports. 1993. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 28, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18974.

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(1993). Houstonian 1993 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18974

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Title Houstonian 1993
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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Date 1993
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 1993, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Transcript Tratk & Field Oheddrick Fields comes down for a landing. The freshman participates in the sprints and the long jump, drawing comparsions to former Cougar Carl Lewis, who just happens to have a fewr gold medals. Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (center) Dawn Burrell also draws a lot of comparsions to a former Cougar. She, like her brother, Leroy, runs and long jumps. Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (below) Jump To New Lengths Fieldsf Spiller get the jump on SWC competition It seemed as though the Bayou City had become a sort of haven for jumpers. Long jump watchers had their eyes trained on both Houston's and Rice's track teams as a grand jump off was taking place. Rice junior Kareem S tree te-Thomp son defended a string of three consecutive SWC titles against UH freshmen Sheddrick Fields and Billy Spiller. Streete-Thompson took the SWC indoor championship, with a jump of 25 feet, 5-and-a-quarter inches at the meet in Fort Worth. Spiller and Fields, both former Texas State high school champions ._< fared well in their first major college competition. Fields placed fourth with a jump of 24-2 1/4, while Spiller gradually improved on his jumps and took fifth with a 23-10 1/4 leap. Houston Coach Tom Tellez was excited about the potential in his prized freshman. Fields was the sports 1992 National High School Athlete of the Year, posting a national best leap of 25-11 1/4 for Dallas South Oak Cliff. Jumping with a heel injury, he lost the class 4A state title on the last jump of the competition. He won the 1991 4A championship and competed in the 1992 Olympic Trials in New Orleans. The6-3,195-pounds Fields owned a personal best of 26-8 1/2, and also possesses 10.3 speed in the 100 meter dash. He was often compared to former Cougar Carl Lewis, whose work with the UH track team was a primary reason why Fields chose to sign with Houston. Spiller capped his senior season at Killeen by capturing his second consecutive class 5A long jump title. His 25-10 jump in the 1991 state meet was a Texas high school record. "They've got the talent, speed and attitude to do the job," said Tellez. "We're working with them on some new things, but they are on the way to big things." The "thing" Tellez was working on was the hitch-kick technique he made famous with Lewis, allowing the three time Olympic gold medalist to join world record holder Mike Powell as the only athletes to surpass the 29 foot level. "Coach Tellez is helping us with the new technique, and it's coming along," Spiller said. "It'll help us in the future. It also helps to have someone to jump with (Fields), because it will only make you go farther." The UH jumpers had stiff competition in Streete- Thompson, who won another SWC title. The Rice junior was a two-time NCAA qualifier and grabbed attention in 1991 with a 27 foot jump against Carl Lewis at the UH Invitational. He looked forward to future challenges from Spiller and Fields. "Like any other jumper, they're going to get jumping in pressure situations," Streete- Thompson said. "I wish them luck, but the main thing is to not lose your focus, take care of your own business." -Michael Edwards 140 Sports Track & Field 141