Card-Childers Wins Decathlon at Shirley Crowe Meet

March 15, 2017

Final Stats

Shirley Crowe Full Results

HOUSTON - Rice redshirt sophomore Charlie Card-Childers became the seventh athlete in school history to surpass 7000 points in the decathlon with a 7061-point performance Wednesday afternoon to win the decathlon at the Shirley Crowe Multi-Events meet at Wendel D. Ley Track.

Card-Childers, from Houston (The Lawrenceville School), moved into sixth place on the Rice all-time points list in the decathlon with his personal best performance on Tuesday and Wednesday, besting his 6049-point effort at the Shirley Crowe in 2015. 

On Wednesday, Card-Childers won the javelin throw with a heave of 56.30m (PR), finished second in the pole vault (4.20m-PR) and placed third in the discus (37.44m-PR), 110m hurdles (15.89), and 1500m (4:48.66-PR).

In addition to Card-Childers, teammate Colton Torrance placed second overall with a personal best score of 6714 points, which ranks ninth in Rice history. Torrance, from Houston, set personal records in seven of his 10 events.

Emerson Schulz (5th-5730 points) and Adam Bender (8th-4448 points) also competed for the Owls.

On the women's side, Rice's lone representative Zinedine Russell placed second overall out of 11 competitors with 4596 points in her first collegiate outdoor heptathlon. Russell placed second overall in the long jump (5.48m) on Wednesday.

The Rice men and women will be back in action tomorrow at the UH Cougar Spring Break Invitational and the TSU Relays March 17-18 before hosting the Victor Lopez Classic next weekend (March 23-25).





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