Cougars fall one point short in C-USA men's indoor track and field
The fact that the Tulsa Golden Hurricane moved from the second place finish they had in 2011 to first place in 2012 was a surprise even to their head coach. In the Conference USA indoor meet staged at the new Birmingham Crossplex coach Steve Gulley admitted to FSN's Jeremy Bloom he had been hoping for another second. The Cougars looked too tough to overcome. Not only had they won in 2011, but had dominated the league. Houston had won twelve men's indoor titles in sixteen years. They would not win a 17th in 2012.
Houston had a huge 30 point lead with two events to run, but lack of talent and depth in the long distance gameone of Tulsa's strong pointsdid them in. In the 3000 meter run Houston did not score a point. Tulsa scored 34 and the lead changed hands.
Houston was favored to win the last eventthe men's 4x400 relay. Had they done it and Tulsa finished no higher than third it would have been another Houston vict...