by Kenny Bybee (email@example.com)
HOUSTON - Rice senior thrower Austin Riddle broke his own school record in the weight throw to highlight the Owls' performance at this weekend's Houston Invitational.
Riddle, who established a new record in the weight throw at the season-opener two weeks ago, re-broke his own mark by surpassing 20 meters for the first time. Riddle finished as the top collegiate finisher with a throw of 20.13m (66-00.5) on his third attempt, a mark which ranks second in Conference USA and 35th in the nation.
In the same event, Michael Yow placed second behind Riddle with a PR of 18.95m (62-02.25) while Uche Ugwunze was fourth (17.69m/58-00.50). On Saturday, Ugwunze placed second in the shot put with a new PR of 16.99m (55-09.00), which ranks fourth in school history.
The Owls also had success in the distance events, led by freshman Alex Topini, who placed second in the 3000m (8:38.90) and third in the mile (4:21.60). Matthew Murray finished second (4:17.14), one spot ahead of Murray in the mile.
Rice will be back in action next weekend at the Charlie Thomas Invitational, hosted by Texas A&M.