June 4, 2012
Rice University track and field athlete Clayton Chaney makes his first-ever appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship to be held this week in Des Moines, Iowa, at Drake University's Drake Stadium.
"Going to the NCAA Championship has been my goal all season," stated Chaney. "The conference championship was my last shot to qualify and the weather was not ideal, but I was able to win and score high enough and I am happy to be competing and will do the best I can."
Chaney, a junior, is one of 24 competitors in the decathlon that will compete on Wednesday (June 6) and Thursday (June 7). The Bellville, Texas, native enters the decathlon with a career-high point total of 7,475 points, which he achieved in winning the 2012 Conference USA title. Chaney also captured the 2012 C-USA Indoor heptathlon event for which he was named as C-USA's Indoor Field Athlete of the Year.
A year ago, Chaney finished second in the decathlon at the C-USA Outdoor Championship with 6,901 points. In 2009 as a freshman, he won UCLA's Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational decathlon with 6,539 points and he placed fourth at the C-USA Outdoor Championship.
Wednesday - Decathlon Schedule
100m - Noon
Long Jump - 12:45 p.m.
Shot Put - 2 p.m.
High Jump - 3:15 p.m.
400m - 6 p.m.
Thursday - Decathlon Schedule
110m Hurdles - 11:30 a.m.
Discus - 12:30 p.m.
Pole Vault - 2:30 p.m.
Javelin - 5:30 p.m.
1500m - 7:50 p.m.
The entire event will be streamed live through ESPN3.com, with the exception of Wednesday, June 6, which will be streamed at www.NCAA.com. It is available for free.
Track & Field Closes Out Skechers Carl Knight...
04/10/2016 - The Rice Owls track and field teams placed 10 in the top three of various events to close out the final day of the Skechers Carl Knight...
Owls Flourish at Skechers Carl Knight Invitational
04/09/2016 - The Rice Owls men's and women's track and field teams won three individual events and placed nine overall in the top three on the second day of the...
Karakolis Places 6th in Season Debut at Texas...
04/01/2016 - After a long weather delay, the Rice Owls track and field programs closed out day two of the Texas Relays highlighted by solid performances in the ...
Owls Earn Five Titles on Final Day of Victor...
03/27/2016 - The Rice Owls track and field programs put the final bow on a successful 34th edition of the Victor Lopez Classic Saturday evening, capturing five ...
Victor Lopez Classic Meet Central
03/23/2016 - The 34th annual Victor Lopez Classic will begin Thursday afternoon, beginning with high school competition at 5 p.m. while collegiate athletes will...
Firth, Riddle Notch Victories at Victor Lopez...
03/25/2016 - Rice sophomore Austin Riddle continued his winning ways with his third individual victory in the last two weeks, taking the hammer throw with a...
Firth Leads the Way at TSU Relays
03/19/2016 - Rice senior distance runner Will Firth led a small contingent of Owls competitors on the final day of the TSU Relays Saturday afternoon.
Owls Open Outdoor Season at TSU Relays
03/18/2016 - Rice sophomore thrower Austin Riddle picked up where he left off in the indoor season with a pair of victories at Friday's TSU Relays.
- Top Videos /
- Online Store