Filip Grabs Heptathlon Lead at Howie Ryan Invite
Jan. 30, 2015
HOUSTON, Texas - Rice sophomore Scott Filip finished the opening day of the Howie Ryan Invitational alone in first place in the men's heptathlon, accumulating 3191 points in four events with three left to go on Saturday.
Filip won both the 60m dash (6.98) and high jump (1.99m, 6-06.25) while placing second in the long jump (7.17m, 23-10.00) and shot put (12.79m, 41-11.50). Filip holds a 122 point advantage over the next closest competitor, UTSA's Adrian Riley (3069). Saturday's heptathlon events will consist of the 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1000m run.
Aside from Filip just a handful of other Owls competed at Yeoman Fieldhouse. One of the day's other highlights came from transfer thrower Duncan Dickerson, who set a Rice indoor school record in the weight throw. A Houston, Texas native and Columbia University transfer, Dickerson surpassed Clay Baker's previous record of 16.93m with throws of 17.32m and 17.33m (56-10.25) to place fourth.
Redshirt sophomore Filip Drozdowski qualified for the semifinals for Saturday's 60m hurdles with a time of 8.21, good enough for ninth amongst 42 competitors.
A majority of the Owls will compete on Saturday with competition beginning at 9 a.m.