March 22, 2011
Rice decathlete Philip Adam has been named as the Conference USA Athlete of the Week the league office announced Monday. Adam, a senior from Santa Maria, Calif., was the top collegian in placing second at Rice's Shirley Crowe Multi-Events last week with 6,625 points.
At the meet, Adam placed second in five events: the shot put (13.81m), javelin throw (52.01m), long jump (7.29m), high jump (1.93m) and 1500m (4:44.87). He also finished third in the 100m (11.19) and discus throw (38.79m) and fourth in the 110H (15.59). This is Adam's first outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week of the season and the second of his career.
This Friday and Saturday (March 25 and 26), Rice hosts the Victor Lopez Classic at Holloway Field & Ley Track on the Rice campus. Saturday's final running events start at 6 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adult and $5 for youth.