May 11, 2013
Alexander Zinchenko finished second in the discus to lead Rice's men's track squad at the 2013 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Rice's men rank fifth after seven events.
Zinchenko threw 52.43 m to finish second in the discus throw, and earn his first all-conference honor in the event. Zinchenko is expected to compete again Sunday in the shot put.
In the jumps, Tyler Wiest finished fourth in the high jump, clearing 1.99 m. Ben Pressley jumped 7.28 m to finish seventh in the long jump and earn points for the Owls.
Will Firth earned a point for Rice by finishing eighth in the steeplechase, with a time of 9:36.70.
In preliminary action, Harry Sagel ran a 1:52.44, less than a second away from his personal best, to qualify for the 800 m finals.
2, Alex Zinchenko, 52.43 m
4, Tyler Wiest, 1.99 m
7, Ben Pressley, 7.28 m
8, Will Firth, 9:36.70