May 11, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - In his final meet before the C-USA Outdoor Championships, Rice sophomore thrower Evan Karakolis broke his own school record in the javelin with a monster throw of 70.80m (232-3.00) to place second overall and first amongst all collegiate performers at the Virginia Challenge Saturday afternoon.
Karakolis, a native of Scarborough, Ontario, broke his own mark of 69.44m set last season at the TSU Relays. The new mark is now tops amongst all C-USA throwers, fifth in the West region and 15th in the nation.
Juniors Ben Pressley (7.29m) and Justin Gross (7.20m) also placed second and third respectively in the long jump while freshman William Roberts finished 16th in the 1500m with a time of 3:46.82.
The Owls will now prepare for the C-USA Outdoor Championships, which begin this Thursday at Rice.