Owls Host Duckett/Rice Twilight on Saturday

April 23, 2010

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Duckett/Rice Twilight Heat Sheets • UPDATED 5 P.M - FRIDAY

Rice hosts the J.Fred Duckett/Rice Twilight track and field meet on Saturday, April 24. Runnings events begin at 6 p.m. The men's hammer throw and the women's discus start the field events at 1:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. will be the dedication of Holloway Field and Ley Track in officially renaming the track and field complex.

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 events for most of his. His booming voice also introduced major league baseball players for 23 years as the PA 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

J.Fred Duckett Rice Twilight Schedule

5:30 PM-Dedication of Holloway Field (field events not affected)


6:00 PM 4 x 100-Women
4 x 100-Men

6:05 PM 800-Women

6:30 PM 100 Hurdles-Women
110 Hurdles-Men

6:45 PM 100-Women

7:10 PM 400 Hurdles -Women
400 Hurdles -Men

7:30 PM 400-Women

7:50 PM 200-Women

8:20 PM 1500-Women

8:55 PM 3000 Steeplechase-Men
3000 Steeplechase-Women

9:30 PM 4 x 400 Relay-Women
4 x 400 Relay-Men

9:50 PM 5000-Men
10:10 PM 5000-Women


Throws (Start Times Estimated)
Noon Women's Hammer
1:30 PM Men's Hammer

1:30 PM Women's Discus
3:30 PM Men's Discus

3:30 PM Women's Shot Put
5:30 PM Men's Shot Put

5:30 PM Women's Javelin
7:30 PM Men's Javelin

Jumps (two runways for Horizontal Jumps)
3:00 PM Pole Vault-Women

5:30 PM Long Jump-Men
Triple Jump-Men-To follow

5:30 PM Long Jump-Women
Triple Jump-Women-To follow

5:30 PM Pole Vault-Men

6:00 PM High Jump-Women
High Jump-Men-To follow





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