Fanfair and Nduaguba Finish 1-2 at Houston Meet

Meet Results

Jan. 18, 2008

Houston - Senior Devon Fanfair and Freshman Ugo Nduaguba helped the men's track team kick off season with a 1-2 finish in the triple jump at the Leonard Hilton Memorial at the University of Houston.

Fanfair, a fifth year senior coming off of a red shirt year, leapt 14.98m/49-01.75 to take home the gold. Hot on the heels of his teammate Nduaguba jumped 14.93m/48-11.75, missing Fanfair's mark by only inches.

Sprint events were also a strong point for the Owls thanks to seniors Bubba Heard and Jon Turner. Heard brought home a first place finish in the 200m at 22.12 while Turner took third in the event with a time of 22.51. Turner also took second in the 60m finishing in 6.88.

Junior duo Justin Maxwell and Brad Morris captured third and fourth, respectively, in the 5000m. Maxwell finished in 15:18.08 and Morris in 15:18.90.

Freshman Clay Baker managed to begin his Rice career with style by setting a new school record in the weight thrown. Baker hit a mark of 13.74m/45-01.00, besting T.J. Fairbanks' 13.08m/42-11.00 record set in 2004.

The team returns to action on February 2nd at the Houston Invitational at the University of Houston.

Rice's top-8 finishers:

60m - Jon Turner, 2nd, 6.88
200m - Bubba Heard, 1st, 22.12
200m - Jon Turner, 3rd, 22.51
5000m - Justin Maxwell, 3rd, 15:18.08
5000m - Brad Morris, 4th, 15:18.90
Distance Medley - 3rd, 10:39.63
Triple Jump - Devon Fanfair, 1st, 14.98m/49-01.75





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