Waite Continues Big Summer For Rice Athletes
Second Owl honored in last four years
Breaks Julie Jiskra's 1991 Record
Peeters Third in 800m
Waite in Major Meets:
2006 C-USA Outdoor 5th, 1500
2006 C-USA Indoor 6th, 800
2007 C-USA Indoor 6th, mile
2007 C-USA Outdoor 8th, 1500
2008 C-USA Indoor 4th, 800 (2:11.84)
2008 C-USA Indoor 4th, mile (4:49.28)
2008 C-USA Indoor 6th, 3000m (9:53.80)
2009 C-USA Indoor 1st, mile (4:49.45)
2009 C-USA Indoor 1st, 3000m (9:40.16)
2009 C-USA Indoor 3rd, 800m (2:10.97)
2009 NCAA Indoor 6th, mile (4:38.60)
2009 NCAA Indoor 3000m (9:30.08)
800m- 2:10.74 (2008 C-USA Indoor)
1500m- 4:33.05 (2007)
Mile- 4:38.60# (2009 NCAA Indoor)
3000m-9:16.90 (2009 Meyo Invite)
Indoor: C-USA Indoor Female Track Athlete of the Year after capping an magical final indoor season by earning All-American honors by finishing sixth in the mile at the NCAA Indoor at College, Station in a school record 4:38.60... Also qualified for the NCAA Indoor in the 3000m, finishing 15th (9:30.08)... Broke the school record in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational Last Chance meet at Notre Dame... Finished in 4:39.86 to break the mark of 4:40. 86 set by Pam Klassen in 1988... Named the high point performer at the C-USA Indoor, scoring 28.5 points while winning three individual medals as well as a gold in the distance medley relay... Won the mile (4:49.45) and 3000 (9:40.16) and took a bronze in the 800 (2:10.97)... Won the mile in a personal-best 4:41.69 at the Texas A&M Invitational and finished second in the 800 (2:11.04)... Named the C-USA Co-Female Athlete of the Week after clocking a provisional mark and personal best in the 3000m while winning the Houston Invite (9:27.55)... Lowered her best in the 3000m the following week, racing to a time of 9:16.90 at the Meyo Invitational at South Bend, Indiana... Opened her final indoor campaign by posting a provision mark of 4:48.00 to win the Houston Invite on 1/16... Finished second in the 800m (2:14.99).
Cross Country: Finished fourth at the C-USA Championships, ninth in at the NCAA South Central Regional, and 112th at the NCAA Championships.... Named to the 2008 Conference USA All-Academic team for cross country.
Indoor: Scored 13 points for the Owls at the C-USA Indoor Championships, with fourth-place finishes in the 800m (2:11.84) and mile (4:49.28) and a sixth in the 3000m (9:53.80).
Cross Country: Placed 198th at the NCAA meet... 2007 All-NCAA South Central Regional and C-USA second-team member... Scored for Rice in five meets... Posted three top 10-finishes and a fourth in the top 20.
Outdoor: Scored points at the conference meet with an 8th place finish in the 1500 and as a member of the distance medley relay team that placed 5th ... Recorded Rice's fastest 1500 time of 4:33.05 at the Mt. SAC relays in Berkeley... Set a outdoor season best of 2:12.55, only 44 milliseconds away from her personal best.
Indoor: At the indoor conference meet, scored points for the Owls with a 5:00.23 in the mile and a sixth place finish... Also at the C-USA meet was lead runner for the distance medley relay that finished 3rd and recorded a season best 2:15.21 in the 800 m.
Cross Country: Placed 10th in the 5k at the conference meet, helping rice to a silver medal finish... Finished 5th at the Islander Splash in Corpus Christi for a Rice Victory over Texas... 9th at the Rice Invitational.
Outdoor: Fifth-place finisher in 1500 at C-USA meet with 4:48.00 clocking... Set personal best of 4:34.97 for 1500 at Mt. SAC, and dropped 800 best to 2:12.11 at LSU Alumni Gold meet.
Indoor: Finished sixth in 800 at C-USA meet... Also placed 17th in mile at 5:20.38... Set 800 season-best of 2:15.34 in prelims at conference meet... Ran season-best 5:01.16 for mile at Seattle Feb. 11.
Cross Country: Redshirted cross country season.
Outdoor: Ran 2:12.75 for 800 at Houston and 4:45.00 for 1500 at LSU for top times... Her 2:12.93 in 800 prelims at WAC failed to advance... Joined Rice's track and field team after appearing in 21 games for the Owl soccer team in the fall... Reserve forward who helped the squad to a record-setting 14-win season and the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament... Registered three assists on the season... Matched the school record with two assists in 4-0 win over North Texas.
Fall 2004: Played soccer for the Owls.
2004 graduate of St. Stephen's Episcopal in Austin... Two-time all-Southwest Parochial Conference honoree in soccer... Helped the Spartans win the district co-championship in 2004... Multi-sport letterwinner in track and cross country for the Spartans... Four-time SPC champion in both 800 and 1600... Set the district record in the 800... Won the SPC cross country championship as a freshman in 2000... Was also recruited by Wake Forest and Tulane for soccer and Columbia for track and field... Graduated cum laude and was a member of the honor roll for four years.
Personal - Full Name: Eleanor Marguerite Waite. Born: Feb. 4, 1986, at Paisley, Scotland. Parents: Barry and Christina Waite of Austin (four sisters). Father was a member of the U.S. National Rugby team in 1976. Sister, Katie, ran track and cross country at Rice (1998-2003).
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