by Kenny Bybee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Rice senior All-American decathlete Scott Filip made his 2018 indoor debut on Friday, earning 3288 points through four events of the heptathlon at Texas A&M's Charlie Thomas Invitational.
Filip, who sits in second place overall, leads all collegiate competitors and has a point advantage on Cincinnati's Alex Bloom. The Bloomingdale, Ill. native began the day by defeating all 13 athletes in the 60m dash with a time of 6.91, earning 915 points in the process. After a fourth place result (7.34m) in the long jump, Filip earned an additional 728 points in the shot put with a third place finish. He then closed the evening with a ninth place result in the high jump.
Rice teammate Charlie Card-Childers also is competing in the heptathlon and will enter Saturday in eighth place with 2888 points.
The Owls also had four runners in the 5000m, highlighted by a fourth place finish from junior Adolfo Carvalho. The Cockeysville, Md. native broke 15 minutes for the first time in his career with a mark of 14:45.13 to finish fourth overall. Freshman teammate Hociel Landa also broke the 15 minute barrier with a finish of 14:59.99 to place sixth.
The Owls will pickup action on Saturday from the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium beginning at 10:30 a.m.