Feb. 9, 2010
IRVING, Texas - Rice's Jason Colwick earned his second Conference USA Athlete of the Week accolade of the season after posting an NCAA automatic qualifying mark last weekend, as announced by the league office Tuesday.
Colwick cleared 5.67-meters (18-7.25) in the pole vault at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., setting both a new meet and Rice indoor record. Colwick's mark currently ranks in the top 10 in the world.
This is Colwick's second athlete of the week honor this season and fifth of his career.
The Rice men's and women's track and field teams compete this Saturday (Feb. 13) at the Texas A&M Challenge in College Station, Texas.