April 11, 2009
Los Angeles -- Competing at the UCLA Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invite pole vaulter Jason Colwick placed second in with a height of 5.21m/17-1. After clearing 5.21m on his third attempt, Colwick then passed on heights of 5.31m and 5.41m before fouling on each of his three tries at 5.51m. UCLA's Dustin DeLeo cleared 5.31m on his third attempt to win the event.
Jack Spinks placed eighth in the high jump with a mark of 2.00m/6-6.75.
The Owls' 4x400m relay team of Collin Shurbet, Dan Sloat, Philip Adam, and Jordain Hmaidan posted a time of 3:17.28 for the ninth fastest time on the day. It is also the fastest Rice time this season.
Simon Bucknell, in the mile run, placed fifth with a time of 4:08.34.
In the shot put, Clay Baker finished seventh with a mark of 15.59m/51-1.75.
Sophomore Ugo Nduaguba placed sixth with a mark of 15.37m/50-5.25.