Owls place fourth as a team
Five Owls qualify for Sunday's finals
Final tuneup for C-USA Championships
Maher, Riddle, Ugwunze all notch victories
*Third-Team All-Conference Cross Country (2017)
Rice All Time Ranking (as of January 1, 2018)
AT MAJOR MEETS
2015 C-USA Outdoor Championships - 10th, 1500, 4:04.71
2016 C-USA Cross Country Championships - 44th, 8k, 26:43
2016 NCAA South Central Championships - 65th, 10k, 32:22
2017 C-USA Indoor Championships - 15th, 5000m, 15:16.53
2017 C-USA Indoor Championships - 14th, 3000m, 8:36.69
2017 C-USA Cross Country Championships - 15th, 8k, 25:15
2017 NCAA South Central Championships - 114th, 10k, 32:51
8K - 24:42, Texas A&M Invitational (9/23/17)
10k - 32:22, NCAA South Central Regional (11/11/16)
3000m – 8:36.69, C-USA Championships (2/19/17)
1500m - 3:54.61, Skechers Carl Knight Invitational (4/6/17)
5000m - 15:08.40, Victor Lopez Classic (3/23/17)
Cross Country: Competed in five races...earned Third-Team All-Conference honors with 15th place finish at C-USA Championships...placed 21st at Texas A&M Invitational...10th at Rice Invitational.
Cross Country: Competed in all six races for the Owls...was the team's top finisher (17th) at the Rice Invitational...placed 11th at the HBU Invite...ran a season-best 25:40 (8k) at the Rim Rock Classic. Indoor: Finished in 14th and 15th place in the 3000m and 5000m, respectively, at the C-USA Championships...member of the DMR team that won at the Howie Ryan Invite. Outdoor: Won the 5000m at the Texas Invitational, posting a time of 15:12.66...third place result in the 1500m at the TSU Relays...finished fifth at the Victor Lopez Classic in the 5000m and eighth in the 1500m at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight.
Outdoor: Competed at four meets as a freshman...set a season-best with a time of 3:55.45 in the 1500 at the Victor Lopez Classic (4/2/15)...placed 10th in the 1500 (4:04.71) at the C-USA Championships (5/14/15).
Graduated from and ran track/cross country at James Madison HS (Virginia) for head coach Craig Chasse ... placed seventh at the cross country state championship (2013) ... second in the 3200 at the indoor state championship (2014) ... placed second in the 1600 at the outdoor state championship (2013) ... five-time all-state selection ... holds school records in the DMR, indoor 1000, 1600 and 3200; in the outdoor 1600 and 3200 ... nine-time cross country district/conference champion ... placed third in the 1500, 3000, and 4x400 at the Maccabiah Games in Israel (2013) ... personal bests of 4:16.89 (1600) and 9:20.07 (3200).
Full Name: Matthew Issaac Calem ... Parents: Mark Calem and Hindy Shaman (two brothers) ... Major: Engineering ... College: Jones.