May 24, 2013
Gabe Cuadra finished 22nd at the NCAA Championship West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas. Alex Zinchenko finished 26th in the discus and Ben Pressley finished 39th in the long jump, the first of six Rice men's track and field athletes to compete at the NCAA Championships.
Cuadra ran a 30:56.26 to finish 22nd in the 10,000 m run.
Zinchenko threw the discus 173 feet, 7 inches to finish 26th in the event. Zinchenko was the second-placed finisher in the C-USA meet, and finishes his career fifth on Rice's all-time discus list.
Ben Pressley jumped 23 feet 5.50 inches and finished 39th in the long jump. Pressley finished seventh in that event at the C-USA Championships.
Evan Karakolis and Chris Pillow compete in the javelin and pole vault, respectively, on Satuday, May 25. Clayton Chaney competes in the decathlon in Eugene, Ore. on June 5-6.