April 29, 2009
The Rice Owls track and field squad posted several times and marks that were season-bests at the J. Fred Ducket/Rice Twilight Meet held at the Rice Track Stadium.
In the 110m hurdles, Connor Hayes was fifth (15.26), while Collin Shurbet placed sixth (15.58.). Shurbet (53.94) was fourth in the 400m hurdles, as Hayes turned in a season-fast time of 55.45 to place ninth.
The Owls 4x100m relay squad lowered its time to 41.52 from 41.69.
Will Meyers placed eighth in the hammer throw with a season-best mark of 45.60m/149-7. In the javelin, Clayton Chaney finished eighth (50.79m/166-8) and Nick Riggal was 10th (47.88m/157-1). Placing fourth in the discus was Clay Baker with a mark of 47.73m/156-7. In the shot put, Meyers placed fourth with a mark of 15.99m/52-5.5. Chaney also placed eighth in the long jump with a season-long 7.16m/23-6, while Philip Adam was 10th (6.84m/22-5.25). In the triple jump, freshman Michael Izuchukwu was third with a season-best leap of 14.30m/46-11. John Berens was fifth at 13.70m/44-11.5.
In the 400m dash, Ryan Gard placed third with a season-best time of 49.48. Jacob Olowabi finished eighth (50.79) in his first race this outdoor season. Aaron Robson finished second in the 1500m with a season-best time of 3:58.17. Michael Trejo (9:28.78) and James llamas (9:28.82) had season-fast times in the 3000m steeplechase to finish second and third. Justin Maxwell was fourth (9:41.65) with a season-best time.
Jack Spinks tied for third in the high jump with an effort of 1.95m/6-4.75. The Owls' 4x400m relay team set season-fast time with a fourth place finish at 3:15.84. Brad Morris placed third in the 5000m with the team's fastest time of the season at 15:16.64.
In the pole vault, Jason Colwick cleared the 18 feet mark for the third time this outdoor season. Colwick won the event when he cleared 5.50m/18-0.5 using a 10-step approach. Chris Kato was eighth at 4.70m/15-5.