Rice Men's Track and Field Shines at TSU Relays

Alex Zinchenko.

March 17, 2012

TSU Relays Results

Houston - Rice thrower Alex Zinchenko won the discus event Saturday, the final day of action of the TSU Relays, hosted by Texas Southern.

Zinchenko had a first-place distance of 50.95m/167-2. Houston Baptist's Jarrett Gilliam followed Zinchenko with a mark of 45.06m/147-10.

The Owls placed three among the top 10 in the 1500m. Travis Roberts came in second (3:56.28), finishing sixth was James llamas (4:00:95), and Sammy Abruhama ran seventh with a time of 4:02.04.

Tyler Wiest was second in the high jump with a strong effort of 2.00m/6-6.75.

"This has been a great weekend for Rice track," commented Rice head coach Jon Warren. "With collegiate victories in the discus, javelin, and 1500 and great places in the hammer, 400 hurdles and the 4x400 relay, it was a very pleasing couple of days.

"Alex Zinchenko's entire series in the discus was good, Travis Roberts ran a smart 1500m race with a good kick for a personal best, Collin (Shurbet) had the best 400 hurdles and 4x400 for a first meet, ever. We had a lot of good things happen this weekend."

The Owls will stay at home next Friday and Saturday (March 23-24) as they host the Victor Lopez Classic at Holloway Field/Ley Track

Rice Men's Results from Saturday
2, Travis Roberts, 3:56.28
6, James llamas, 4:00:95
7, Sammy Abruhama, 4:02.04
10, Mike Troop, 4:05.67
12, Anthony Urbanelli, 4:06.41
22, Zach Casias, 4:18.73



4x100m Relay
4, Isaac Adako, Will Beasley, Dylan Bradley, Santano Rosario, 43.44

High Jump
2, Tyler Wiest, 2.00m/6-6.75

1, Alex Zinchenko, 50.95m/167-2



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