Feb. 1, 2009
Rice junior Jason Colwick broke the school indoor pole vault record with a jump of 5.40m/17-08.50 to win the Houston Invitational on Saturday at the Yeoman Fieldhouse at the University of Houston.
Colwick broke the school record of 5.26 m/17- 3 originally set by Paul Bratloff in 1983 and tied by Colwick and teammate Shea Kearney last season. His vault was also a provisional qualifying mark. Teammate Chris Kato tied for second among collegians with a personal best of 4.90m/16-00.75 which was more than a foot better than his previous best indoors (4.50m/14-9.00).
Colwick now holds both of the Owls pole vault records. He set the outdoor mark last season with a vault of 5.55m/18-2.5 to win the Texas Relays.
Sophomore Ugo Nduaguba and senior Brad Morris were the Owls other individual winners during the meet. Nduaguba took the triple jump with a mark of 14.84m/48-08.25. Morris was the top collegian finisher in the 5,000 meters in a time of 15:30.19.
The Owls will be on the road at Lincoln, Nebraska next weekend to take part in the 34th annual Frank Sevigne Invitational.
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