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Hurdler signs intent with Sam Houston

HUNTSVILLE — Jay Newman of Klein Oak High School, a nationally ranked hurdler, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Sam Houston State University and run track for Bearkat head coach Curtis Collier.

Newman ranked eighth in the 300-meter hurdles in Texas last season with a time of 37.46 seconds. He was the runner-up in the Texas Class AAAA 300 hurdles and was Class AAAA Region III champion. His best time in the 110 hurdles is 14.55 seconds.

This spring, Newman stands 13th on the national list of returning high school 300-meter hurdles. He is ranked third among returning 300 hurdlers in Texas and stands number one in Class AAAA.

“Jay Newman is a quality young man who can make an impact on our program.

We’re excited to have him sign with the Bearkats,” Collier said.

Kats put a hurting on Texas A&M Intl.

Four Bearkats scored in double-digits for the men’s basketball team in a 94-45 blowout of the Texas A&M International Dust Devils (0-2).

Ashton Mitchell led the team in scoring with 14 points, followed by 13-point performances from both Ryan Bright and C.J. Hadley. Bright also had 11 rebounds for a double-double. Jeremy Thomas also had 12 points.

Sam Houston (2-1) outscored the Dust Devils 56-23 in the first half and shot 66 percent from the field.

Chris Swan led Texas A&M International with 14 points followed by Ignacio Garcia’s 10.

The Kats will next play in the South Padre Invitational in Stillwater, Oklahoma this Sunday when they play Oklahoma St.

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