Sept. 14, 2011
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Houston - Rice University hosts the 36th Annual Justin F. Cooper Memorial Rice Invitational on Friday, September 16, 2011, on the Rice campus. The start/finish line is located near entrance 18 off of Rice Boulevard.
Action gets underway at 4:30 p.m. with the running of the always fun Yahoo Race, an event that is open for anyone to run.Besides Rice, other collegiate squads participating are Houston, HBU, Lamar, McNeese State, Prairie View A&M, SFA, Texas Southern, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Tulane.
The Rice Invitational is named for Justin F. Cooper (1927-2009) who was a father of two Rice alumnae and father-in-law of a Rice alumnus. He respected the discipline and effort of all scholar-athletes.
Schedule **UPDATED Thurs., Sept. 15**
4:40 pm-H.S. Boys-Freshman-2 miles
5:00 pm-H.S. Girls-Junior Varsity-2 miles
5:20 pm-H.S. Boys-Junior Varsity-2 miles
5:40 PM-INTRAMURAL RACE-1 mile
5:50 pm-H.S. Girls-Varsity-2 miles
6:10 pm-H.S. Boys-Varsity-2 miles
6:30 pm-University-Women-4000 meters
6:50 pm-University-Men-5500 meters