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Gold Medalist Carl Lewis Joins Houston Track And Field Staff

By JULIE TAKAHASHI, SportsRadio 610
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Houston (CBS Houston) – The University of Houston’s track and field program announced Thursday that Olympian and Cougar Alum Carl Lewis will join the staff as a volunteer coach. Lewis will work with the sprinters and jumpers.

“When you think of track and field, several athletes come to mind, one being Carl Lewis,” head coach Leroy Burrell said. “To have that type of name recognition and excellence associated with the program only enhances the training environment, credibility with our athletes and marketability with our recruits.”

The nine-time Olympic Gold Medalist still holds UH records for the indoor 55-meter dash (6.07) and both indoor and outdoor long jump records 8.56m (28’-1”) and 8.62m (28’-3.5”).

Lewis was a six-time All-American and won six national championships and nine individual conference championships during his two seasons at Houston.

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