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Houstonian 1988 - Sports. 1988. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19255.

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(1988). Houstonian 1988 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19255

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Title Houstonian 1988
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • Houston, Texas
Date 1988
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 1988, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Going for the Gold Reaching to cover the most distance, Men's Long- jump participants leap high to build momentum. Photo by Michael Davis. The UH track season featured a young team in a period transition, one which was rebuilding for the future. Though as a team UH finished in the middle of the conference, there were several individual highlights. Five UH team members qualified to attend the U.S. Olympic Trials: Joe DeLoach, junior, in the 100 and 200- meter races, Leroy Burrell, sophomore, in the 100-meter race and the long jump, Kevin Mason, junior, in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, Theresa Dunn, junior, in the 800-meter race and Jo- landa Jones, senior, in the heptathlon. As of June, DeLoach had the world's fastest time of the year in the 100-meter. "Joe (DeLoach) is really confident in the 100-meter now," Head Track and Field Coach Tom Tellez said, "And the 200- meter is his specialty." "Things are really coming together for Leroy (Burrell)," Tellez added, "I think he and Joe really were the highlights of the year." The best finish for the men's team in a major meet was when they took second at the Southwest Conference Indoor Track Championships. DeLoach went on to win the 100- meter race at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as the Cougars nailed down 15th place in the country. On the women's side of the ledger, there were some adjustments made to boost next year's team, but at a huge cost to the 1988 team. The two members of the team that were to play key roles, Jones and senior Cheryl Klein, were held back for a year so that they may compete the next year. Jones' importance to the team was made evident by her qualifying for the Olympic Trials, while Klein holds the women's record for the shotput and discus. As a result, the women's team limped to a fourth place finish in both the SWC Indoor and Outdoor Championships and a 39th place finish at the NCAA's Outdoor Championships. The jury is still out on the year's success as the Olympic Trials will determine if UH sends any track athletes to Seoul this year. It will be hard, however, to eclipse the production of UH athletes in the last Olympics as ex-Cougar Carl Lewis led a UH entourage that took four golds and one silver medal. Tellez went on to give a barometer to measure the team. "If any of our athletes make the U.S. team, and they have a pretty good chance, then this will have been a very good year for our track team." — Mike De La Cruz 154 University of Houston