Five Owls qualify for Sunday's finals
Senior's 7th career C-USA title; five Owls earn all-conference honors
Owls duo sweeps men's awards
Final tuneup for C-USA Championships
Maher, Riddle, Ugwunze all notch victories
*Two-Time All-American-(2nd team 2017, honorable mention 2016)
*School record holder - hammer throw
Rice All Time Ranking (as of January 1, 2018)
AT MAJOR MEETS
2015 C-USA Indoor - 7th, Weight Throw, 16.10m (52-10)
2015 C-USA Outdoor - 4th, Hammer Throw, 56.93m (186-9)
2015 C-USA Outdoor - 6th, Discus Throw, 48.34m (158-7)
2016 C-USA Indoor - 6th, Weight Throw, 17.69m (58-0.5)
2016 C-USA Outdoor - 2nd, Hammer Throw, 62.01m (203-5)
2016 C-USA Outdoor - 6th, Discus Throw, 47.92m (157-3)
2016 NCAA West Prelims - 7th, Hammer Throw, 64.15m (210-5)
2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships - 19th, Hammer Throw, 63.09m (207-0)
2017 C-USA Indoor - 6th, Weight Throw, 18.81m (61-8.5)
2017 C-USA Outdoor - 2nd, Hammer Throw, 64.94m (213-1)
2016 C-USA Outdoor - 11th, Discus Throw, 46.93m (154-0)
2017 NCAA West Prelims - 6th, Hammer Throw, 66.00m (216-6)
2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships - 18th, Hammer Throw, 64.94m (213-1)
Weight Throw- 19.56m (64-2.25), Houston Invite (1/27/17)
Discus- 50.35m (165-2.00), Victor Lopez Classic (3/24/16)
*Hammer- 67.69m (222-0.75), Texas Relays (3/31/17)* (School Record)
Shot Put - 11.85m (38-10.5), Kansas Relays (4/20/16)
Indoor: Finished in first at the Howie Ryan Invitational with a 19.17m weight throw...set a career-best in the weight throw at the Houston Invitational with a 19.56m throw. Outdoor: Finished first in the hammer throw competition at the Cougar Spring Break Invitational...set a career best in the hammer throw in the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relay with a 67.69m throw, good for seventh place...finished second in the hammer throw at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, with a throw of 64.94m., thus earning All-Conference honors and a spot in the NCAA Division 1 West Preliminary Round...earned Second-Team All-American honors in hammer throw.
Indoor: Competed in four indoor meets, highlighted by a sixth place finish in the weight throw at the C-USA Championships. Outdoor: Set a new Rice school record in the hammer throw (64.15m) with a seventh-place heave at the NCAA West Prelims...placed 19th in the hammer throw at the NCAA Championships to earn All-American Honorable Mention honors...also earned C-USA All-Conference honors with a second place finish in the hammer throw at the C-USA Championships.
Indoor: Finished 7th (16.10m) in the weight throw at the C-USA Championships. Outdoor: Had a 4th place finish (56.93m) in the hammer at the C-USA Championships, a new PR...placed second at the UTEP Invitational in both the discus (47.62m) and hammer throw (57.05m).
Outdoor: Competed in five throwing events as an unattached redshirt freshman.
Graduated and ran track at Memorial High School for head coach Richard Ruez ... was a district champion and area/regional finalist his senior season.
Full Name: Austin Joe Riddle ... Parents: Al and Julie Riddle (one sister) ... Major: Mechanical Engineering ... College: Duncan.