April 19, 2012
Houston - Rice University hosts the ninth annual J.Fred Duckett/Rice Twilight track and field meet on Saturday, April 21 at Holloway Field/Ley Track. Running events begin at 6 p.m. with the 4x100m relays. The women's hammer throw starts at 1 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. Rice track and field announces its team awards.
This will be the last home track and field meet for Rice for the 2012 outdoor season. Teams competing include HBU, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston State, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas A&M Kingsville, Lamar University, Texas Southern, Houston, Dallas Baptist, Incarnate Word, and Houston Community College.
The meet is named in honor of long time Rice public address announcer J. Fred Duckett (Rice, 1955) who passed away on June 25, 2007. Duckett's voice was synonymous with Rice football, basketball, and track and field events. His booming voice also introduced major league baseball players for 23 years as the public address announcer for the Houston Astros, and his most famous contribution to the Houston sporting fabric may well have been his energetic introductions of outfielder Jose Cruz during his long affiliation with the club.
Nationally, Duckett was perhaps best known for his work in track and field, where he artfully wove countless facts about competitors into a narration that always kept fans appraised of the action. He worked track meets at every level of competition, from local high school meets to college meets at Rice as well as the Texas Relays. He also announced the Houston Marathon and in 1984 was selected to be part of the press operations staff at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
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