April 22, 2013, Issue #34
Cookson and Huddleston run solid times in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Mt. Sac Relays
The Golden Hurricane will have five runners compete at the prestigious track meet
The Golden Hurricane will compete against Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota State on Saturday
Sophomore thrower Chase Sammons sets program best marks in discus and shot put, Tulsa wins five events
2012: (Cross Country) Ran in four meets during the fall . . . finished ninth at the Hurricane Festival . . . ran a personal-best of 25:18 in the 8K at the Notre Dame Invitational . . . claimed 17th at the C-USA Championships.
2011-12: (Indoor) Did not compete . . . (Outdoor) Placed eighth at the C-USA Championship in the 3,000m Steeplechase with the fourth-fastest time in school history of 9:20.70 . . . also competed in the 5K at the league meet, finishing 17th in 15:08.62 . . . ran the 1,500 meters at the Track-It Buster Invitational, placing 12th in 4:08.01 . . . had a season-best finish in the steeplechase of sixth at the John McDonnell Invitational.
2010-11: (Indoor) Participated in five races . . . ran season-bests in the 3,000m (8:44.60) and the 5,000m (15:02.81) at the Conference USA Championship . . . posted a season best of 4:32.14 in the mile at the J.D. Martin Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Raced five times . . . posted the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 3,000m Steeplechase at the Conference USA Championship (9:24.34) to finish fourth . . . won the 3,000m Steeplechase at the Razorback Invitational in a time of 9:33.96 . . . posted a career-best time of 4:01.24 in the 1,500m at the John Jacobs Invitational to place third.
High School: Lettered three years in both track and field and cross country at St. Louis University High School . . . track and field team won the Class 4A State Championship his senior and sophomore years . . . his team placed second at state his junior year . . . finished 30th at the state cross country meet as a senior . . . also finished 12th in the 3,200 meters his senior year . . . ran a personal-best 5K time of 16:20 . . . his fastest time in the 1,600 meters was 4:32, and his best time in the 3,200 was 9:32 . . . earned the Team Leadership Award in cross country his senior year . . . was a captain in both cross country and track his senior year.
Personal: Majoring in computer science . . . brother Austin is also on the TU track team . . . son of Noel Cookson and Jane Fitzgerald.
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