May 18, 2008
El Paso, Texas -- At the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship the Rice Owls placed third with 118.5 points. UTEP was first with 171, while Houston finished second with 154.5 points.
Sophomore Jason Colwick set meet record in winning the pole vault at 5.31m/17-5. The previous mark was held by South Florida's Jonathan Miller 5.30m/17-4.5.
Anderson also finished fifth the 110m hurdles with a time 14.79.
Omar Wright finished second in the high at 2.10m/6-10.75. UTEP's Michael Hanay tied his meet record by clearing 2.30m/7-06.50.
Final Team Results
1) UTEP 171
2) Houston 154.50
3) Rice 118.50
4) Memphis 111
5) Tulsa 92
6) Southern Miss 86
7) East Carolina 72
Freshman of the Year - Knud Syversen (Memphis)
Performance of the Meet - Mickael Hanany (UTEP)
High Point Scorer of the Meet - Japheth Ng'ojoy/Patrick Mutai (UTEP) 23 points each
Coach of the Year - Bob Kitchens (UTEP)