Rice Owls Men's Track & Field Team Places Sixth at C-USA Outdoor Championship

Collin Shurbet.

May 13, 2012

2012 Conference USA Outdoor Championship Results

2012 Conference USA Outdoor Championship Central

2012 C-USA Outdoor Track & Field

New Orleans - The Rice Owls men's track and field squad placed sixth at the 2012 Conference USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship held at Tad Gormley Stadium and hosted by Tulane University.

The Owls tallied 73.5 points over the course of the three-day event. Houston won its fourth title in a row with 170.5 points. UTEP was second with 132 points and Tulsa placed third with 127 points, just ahead of East Carolina's 126.

"I am very happy and proud with the way the guys competed this weekend," said Rice head coach Jon Warren. "Obviously, the best performance for us was Clayton Chaney's decathlon win on Saturday. A win, that also posted a top-25 national mark.

"Collin Shurbet's race in the 400m hurdles was awesome as he had to fend off fellow Rice senior Lee Johnson for the medal spot. The 4 x 100 ran surprisingly well considering it was the first time they ran as a unit. They finished only one spot behind a fine tuned UH team, just missing the podium."

Lee Johnson picked up a point for the Owl cause with an eighth-place time of 15.07 in the 110m hurdles. In the 400m hurdles, Collin Shurbet claimed the bronze with a time of 52.53 and Johnson ran a season-fast 52.86 to place fourth.

The Owl 4x100m quartet of Will Beasley, Dylan Bradley, Jordan Hmaidan, Kyle Denny placed fourth with a time of 42.28. That time is Rice's fastest 4x100m relay time during the outdoor season.

Freshman Chris Pillow was fourth in the pole vault with a mark of 4.73m/15-6.25. Alexander Zinchenko finished sixth in the discus with a distance of 48.98m/160-8 and Jack Spinks was seventh in the javelin with a season-best 54.48m/178-9.

Friday Results
3, Gabe Cuadra, 30:55.89
9, John Cavallo, 31:51.25

Hammer Throw
9, Nick Williams, 47.39m/155-6

Saturday Results
100m Prelim
15, Will Beasley, 11.40

200m Prelim
15, Will Beasley, 22.18

400m Prelim
11, Jordan Hmaidan, 48.93
17, Kyle Denny, 49.92

800m Prelim
10, Dan Sloat, 1:52.54

3000m Steeplechase
4, Travis Roberts, 9:08.11
6, James llamas, 9:11.83
7, Will Firth, 9:16.32
15, Anthony Urbanelli, 9:55.03

110m Hurdles Prelim
9, Lee Johnson, 15.15

400m Hurdles Prelim
3, Collin Shurbet, 53.02
4, Lee Johnson, 53.19
11, Max Grossman, 1:00.04

High Jump
5, Jack Spinks, 1.97m/6-5.5
8, Tyler Wiest, 1.92m/6-3.5

Shot Put
3, Alex Zinchenko, 17.03m/55-10.5

1, Clayton Chaney, 7,475 points
3, Chris Sanders, 6,628 points

Sunday Results
10, Sammy Abuhamra, 3:57.42
12, Mike Troop, 4:00.49

110m hurdles
8, Lee Johnson, 15.07

400m hurdles
3, Collin Shurbet, 52.53
4, Lee Johnson, 52.86

10, Gabe Cuadra, 14:43.87
13, Will Firth, 14:49.48
16, Travis Roberts, 14:56.77
24, James llamas, 15:34.42

4x100m Relay
4, Will Beasley, Dylan Bradley, Jordan Hmaidan, Kyle Denny, 42.28

4x400m Relay
5, Collin Shurbet, Lee Johnson, Jordain Hmaidan, Dan Sloat, 3:13.14

Pole Vault
4, Chris Pillow, 4.73m/15-6.25

6, Alexander Zinchenko, 48.98m/160-8

7, Jack Spinks, 54.48m/178-9
10, Clayton Chaney, 48.90m/160-5

Final Team Scores
1, Houston, 170.50
2, UTEP, 132
3, Tulsa, 127
4, East Carolina, 126
5, Memphis, 122
6, Rice, 73.50
7, Southern Miss, 57
8, Tulane, 11

High Point Scorer of the Meet - Thomas Lang, Houston
Performance of the Meet - Dennis Aliotta, East Carolina
Freshman of the Meet - Anthony Rotich, UTEP
Coach of the Year - Leroy Burrell, Houston





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