Feb. 7, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Rice University junior jumper Justin Gross placed fifth in the men's long jump at the New Mexico Classic Friday afternoon, highlighting competition on day one of the meet.
Gross, a native on Randallstown, MD, finished with a distance of 23-09.50 to lead a group of three Owls in the competition. Joining Gross in the long jump was Ben Pressley (9th- 23-05.25) and Scott Filip (10th - 23:03.25).
Filip, who won the men's heptathlon last week, also placed 19th in the high jump. The only other Rice competitor on Friday was junior Chris Pillow, who placed sixth in the pole vault with a height of 17-00.75.