Track and Field Reunion Slated for November 4-5

1971 NCAA Outdoor pole vault champion, Dave Roberts.

Oct. 11, 2011

In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the 1971 Southwest Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship, a men's track and field reunion has been planned for Homecoming Weekend.

All former men's track and field athletes are encouraged to attend the two days' of festivities.

The 1971 Rice Owls defeated Texas A&M 60.5 - 60 to claim the title. The meet result came down to the final event where the Owls won the 4x400-relay with Lin Bingham, Steve Straub, Chip Grandjean, and Denny Dicke.

The weekend kicks-off on Friday, November 4 in the Rice Stadium "R" Room starting at 6 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and an Italian dinner, catered by Frankie Mandola, will be served for all in attendance. Join the group on Saturday, November 5 as they watch the football team battle UTEP. Kick-off is set for 2:30 p.m. Following the game, a dinner catered by Ragin' Cajun will be served outside of Gate #1 at Rice Stadium.

The cost of the Friday night event (hors d'oeuvres, dinner, tax and tip ) is $40; tickets for the football game will be available for purchase on Friday; Saturday's dinner (including tax and tip) is $32.

For more information on the weekend events please contact Jack Faubion (Rice '71) through the "R" Association office at 713.348.6915.





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