May 30, 2008
Lincoln, Neb. - At the NCAA Midwest Regional held at Nebraska's Ed Weir Stadium, the Rice Owls track and field squad did not have an athlete advance to Saturday's final from Friday's preliminary rounds.
In the high jump, Omar Wright posted his best mark of the season with a leap of 2.11m/6-11, but did not earn a top eight finish. His previous best was 2.10m/6-10 set four times.
Competing in the 200m, Bubba Heard ran a time of 21.45 and did not qualify for the final and Gary Anderson ran a 21.64 and did not qualify as well. Heard, in the 400m, also did not advance to the final with a time of 48.94.
The Owls have three athletes scheduled for two field events on Saturday. Sophomore Jason Colwick, who owns the nation's number one mark in the pole vault (5.55m/18-2.25) and Ugo Nduagubo and Devon Fanfair in the triple jump.