Carey, Cuadra and Zinchenko are repeat selections
Owls Rank Fifth After Seven Events
Rice Ranks Third In C-USA
Zinchenko To Compete in Saturday's Discus
AT MAJOR MEETS
2009 C-USA Indoor, 8th, Shot Put, 14.57m/47-9.75
2010 C-USA Outdoor, 9th, Shot Put, 15.76m/51-8.5
2010 C-USA Outdoor, 15th, Discus, 36.35m/119-3
2011 C-USA Indoor, 7th, Shot Put, 16.18m/53-1
2011 C-USA Outdoor, 1st, Shot Put, 17.77m/58-3.75
2011 C-USA Outdoor, 10th, Discus, 43.72m/143-5
2011 NCAA West 21st, Shot Put, 16.89m/55-5
2012 C-USA Indoor, 4th, Shot Put, 17.28m/56-8.5
2012 C-USA Outdoor, 3rd, Shot Put, 17.03m/55-10.5
2012 C-USA Outdoor, 6th, Discus, 48.98m/160-8
Shot Put - 17.44m/57-2.75, 2012 Leonard Hilton Invitational
Shot Put - 17.77m/58-3.75, 2011 C-USA Outdoor
Discus - 52.59m/172-6, 2012 UTEP Invitational
Indoor: Placed third in shot put (17.44m/57-2.75) at Leonard Hilton Invitational... Fourth in shot put (16.77m/55-0.25) at Houston Indoor Invitational... Seventh in shot put (17.20m/56-5.25) at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational... Third in shot put (17.36m/56-11.5) at Texas A&M Invitational... At C-USA Indoor, placed fourth shot put (17.28m/56-8.5)... Fourth in shot put at Texas Relays with a mark of 16.51m/54-2.
Outdoor: In Harvard-Rice Dual, placed first in discus (51.39m/168-7) and third in shot put (16.52m/54-2.5)... Second in shot put (16.47m/54-0.5) at TSU Relays and first in discus (50.95m/167-2)... First in shot put (17.56m/57-7.5) and third in discus (51.89m/170-3) at Victor Lopez Classic... Third in discus (48.14m/157-11) and fourth in shot put (16.60m/54-5.5) at Texas State Invitational... At UTEP Invitational, placed fifth in discus (52.59m/172-6)... Fourth in shot put (16.52m/54-2.5) and sixth in discus (45.87m/150-6) at Duckett Twilight... Third in shot put (17.03m/55-10.5) and sixth in discus (48.98m/160-8) at C-USA Championship.
Conference USA All-Academic
Indoor: Finished third in the shot put (16.16m/53-0.25) at the Leonard Hilton... Placed eighth in shot put (15.96m/52-4.5) at Houston Indoor Invitational and second in shot put with a carer-best 16.96m/55-7.75 at Howie Ryan All-Comers... Placed seventh in shot put with mark of 16.18m/53-1 at C-USA Indoor... Shot put distance of 16.89m/55-5 (21st) at NCAA West Preliminary Round.
Outdoor: First in shot put (16.80m/55-1.5) and third in discus with a mark of 40.94m/134-4 at Shirley Crowe... Third in shot put with mark of 17.15m/56-3.25 at Victor Lopez Classic and 18th in discus (42.29m/138-9)... Finished ninth in shot put B at Texas Relays (16.27m/53-4.5)... Fifth in shot put (16.98m 55-8.5) at SFA Alumni Invitational and fifth in discus (45.63m/149-8)... First in shot put (16.64m/54-7.25) at UTEP Invitational... Second in shot put at 17.36m/56-11.5 at the J.Fred Duckett Twilight... Shot put mark of 17.47m/57-3.75 at Rice Field & Track Meet and discus mark of 40.11m/131-7... C-USA shot put champion with a career-best mark of 17.77m/58-3.75 (fourth-best mark in school history) and 10th in discus (43.72m/143-5).
Outdoor: Placed third in the shot put (15.64m/51-3.75) at the TSU Relays... Placed first in shot put at Trinity Tiger Relays (15.31m/50-2.75)... Captured shot put event at UTEP Invitational with a mark of 15.74m/51-7.75... 12th in shot put (14.49m/47-6.5) at Michael Johnson Classic... Sixth in shot put (15.73m/51-7.25) at Duckett/Rice Twilight... At the Texas Invite, placed 10th in the shot put (14.85m/48-8.75)... Fourth in shot put (15.92m/52-2.75) at Rice Field & Track Meet... Placed ninth in the shot put (15.76m/51-8.5) and 15th in discus (36.35m/119-3) at C-USA Outdoor.
Indoor: Placed eighth in shot put at C-USA Indoor with a mark of 14.57m/47-9.75... Finished eighth at Leonard Hilton Memorial in shot put (14.97m/49-1.5)... 17th at Texas A&M Invitational in shot put with a mark of 14.98m/49-1.75.
2008 graduate of the Deutsche School of Lisbon... Austrian under-20 and under-23 national champion in shot put and discus... Personal bests are 15.79/51-9.75 (shot) and 46.90/153-10 (discus)... Speaks five languages (English, Portugese, Russian, German, and French).
Full name: Alexander Zinchenko... Born: Sept. 8, 1989 in the Ukraine... Parents: Volodymyr Zinchenko and Valentina Fedjuschina... Mother was ranked first in the world indoors in the shot in 1994 (20.82m/68-3.75)... She competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics (Soviet Union), 1996 Atlanta Olympics (Ukraine), and the 2000 Sydney Olympics (Austria)... She earned a silver medal at the Euro Championship... Father placed second at the IAAF World Championship in 1987 in the discus (65.60/215-2), fourth in 1993 (62.02/203-5), and fifth in 1995 (59.00/193-7) and posted personal best of 68.88m/226-0 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine (7/16/1988)... Competed for Soviet Union and Ukraine.
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