April 24, 2008
At the J.Fred Duckett Rice Twilight Meet, head coach Jon Warren's Owls turned in some great times and marks during a busy last week of classes in heading towards the Conference USA outdoor championship in El Paso, Texas.
"I thought that we had a very good meet and competed really well," said Warren. "We had solid performances throughout the day and with the Conference USA championship coming up in three weeks I certainly like the direction that we are taking."
Senior Devon Fanfair qualified for regionals in the triple jump with a mark of 49-07.75 (15.13m) to place third. Ugo Nduaguba, who has already qualified for regionals, placed second at 49-09.25 (15.17m.
The Rice 4x400m relay team posted its best time of the outdoor season with a winning time of 3:18.05 and in the 800m Jacob Owolabi, posted his best time of the season at 1:53.84 with a sixth place finish.
In other field event action, Clay Baker threw a season best in the shot put at 15.96m, while Joe Agnew threw the javelin 54.09m for Rice's top mark this season. Jason Colwick tied for first in the pole vault at 5.20m with Chris Steddum who competed unattached. Omar Wright tied for first in the high jump at 2.10m.