Feb. 23, 2012
The Rice Owls men's track and field squad competes this weekend at the 2012 Conference USA Indoor Championship in Birmingham, Ala., inside the Birmingham CrossPlex. UAB hosts the championship for the first time.
The two-day event is set for Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26. Prior to this season, Houston had been the only school to host the Championships at an on-campus site.
The indoor championship will be televised by Fox Sports Network on a tape delayed.
The preliminary events will begin at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday with the pentathlon and heptathlon events, followed by field events at 10 a.m.
Sunday's action start with the heptathlon 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1,000m run at 10 a.m. The championship field events will begin with the women's shot put at Noon and the running events at 2 p.m. The championships will conclude with the final awards presentation set for 5:30 p.m.
Collin Shurbet enters the 400m event ranked 10th in C-USA (48.80), while Dan Sloat is ranked seventh in the 800m (1:52.50). John Cavallo (8:22.63) and William Firth (8:25.61) are rated ninth and 10th in the 3000m.
Clayton Chaney figures prominently in the 60m hurdles and the heptathlon. Chaney is ranked fifth in the hurdles with a time of 8.20 and is the top contender in the heptathlon with a league-high 5,293 points.
Also in the heptathlon, is Sam McGuffie (third with 4,970 points), Chris Sanders (fourth with 4,900 points) and Ben Pressley is fifth (4,825 points). McGuffie also ranks fifth in the high jump in C-USA (2.00m/6-6-75) and sixth in the long jump (6.98m/22-11).
In the pole vault, freshman Chris Pillow enters the competition fifth at 4.81m/15-9.25. Freshman J.J. Walker, with a mark of 14.04m/46-0.75, is fifth in the triple jump. Alex Zinchenko is also fifth in the shot put (17.44m/57-2.75).
Admission prices are as followed; two-day pass $20 for adults and $10 for youth (12-17); single day ticket $15 per day for adults and $6 for youth (12-17). Admission is FREE for children age 11 and under and for students with valid ID cards who attend a C-USA member institution.
Head coach Jon Warren previews the C-USA Indoor Championship
Rice at the Conference USA Indoor Championship
2011 Final Men's Team Scores
1 Houston, 172
2 Tulsa, 107
3 Memphis, 89.50
4 East Carolina, 86
5 UTEP, 82
6 Rice, 76.50
7 Southern Miss, 44
2011 Conference USA Indoor Track & Field Championship Awards
Men's Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year - Leroy Burrell, Houston
Men's High Point Scorer of the Meet - Justice Chirchir, UTEP
Men's Performance of the Meet - Wesley Bray, Houston
Men's Freshman of the Meet - Dennis Hodapp, Tulsa
2012 CONFERENCE USA INDOOR TRACK & FIELID CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
9:00 a.m. Pentathlon 60H
9:30 Heptathlon 60m
Pentathlon High Jump
Heptathlon Long Jump
Pentathlon Shot Put
Heptathlon Shot Put
Pentathlon Long Jump
Heptathlon High Jump
10:00 a.m. 35lb Weight Throw (M)
Noon 20lb Weight Throw (W)
2:00 p.m. Pole Vault (W)
3:30 Long Jump (W)
6:00 Long Jump (M)
7:00 High Jump (M)
5:00 p.m. 60m hurdles Trial (W)
5:15 60m hurdles Trial (M)
5:30 60m Trial (W)
5:45 60m Trial (M)
6:10 5000m Final (W)
6:35 5000m Final (M)
7:00 800m Trial (W)
7:15 800m Trial (M)
7:30 400m Trial (W)
7:50 400m Trial (M)
8:10 DMR Final (W)
8:25 DMR Final (M)
8:40 200m Trial (W)
9:00 200m Trial (M)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
Heptathlon Pole Vault
Noon Shot Put (W) Noon Triple Jump (M) 2:00 p.m. Shot Put (M) 3:00 Pole Vault (M) Triple Jump (W) 3:30 High Jump (W)
2:00 p.m. 60m hurdles (W) 2:05 60m hurdles (M)
2:10 60m (W)
2:15 60m (M)
2:35 Mile (W)
2:50 Mile (M)
3:05 400m (W)
3:15 400m (M)
3:25 800m (W)
3:35 800m (M)
3:45 200m (W)
3:55 200m (M)
4:05 3000m (W)
4:35 3000m (M)
5:00 4x400m Relay (W)
5:20 4x400m Relay (M)
5:30 Awards Presentation
Schedule is subject to change
All times listed are Central
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