May 25, 2007
Des Moines, Iowa -
Rice senior Luke Stadel had a lifetime best of 55.56 meters/182-3 in the discus to place seventh at the NCAA Midwest Regional Track & Field Championships Friday at Drake Stadium. The top five individuals in each event earn an automatic berth in the NCAA national meet, to be held June 6-9 in Sacramento, Calif.
Stadel will compete in the shot put Saturday, where he is ranked third regionally with a best of 18.04m/59-2.25 this season. He won the Conference USA title in the shot two weeks ago.