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  Nancy Wenzel-Sanregret
Nancy Wenzel-Sanregret

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
12th Season

Alma Mater:
Central Connecticut State, 1996; M.S. Western Illinois, 1998


Nancy Wenzel-Sanregret's main responsibility lies with the Rice throwers.

Wenzel has coached a member of the Robinson family from 2003 - 2013. Krystal, Tina and Sharae Robinson all came to Rice and each own a Rice track and field record.

Sharae Robinson (2013) took her place in Rice history with the school record in the hammer 65.50m/185'4" and by becoming the second best discus thrower in the history of Rice with a throw of 53.68m/176'1". She graduated as a two time CUSA Conference Champion and NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier in both the discus and hammer in 2013.

Krystal (2006) owned records in all three events (discus, hammer and weight throw) while at Rice from 2003-06. She is still the current discus record holder with a career best of 55.94/183' 6"). She was the Western Athletic Conference's discus champion in 2005 and the 2006 Conference USA discus champion. She finished fourth at the NCAA Championship in 2005, becoming the Owls' first All-American in the event. In 2006, Krystal finished her career with a third place finish at the NCAA Championships and was ranked 8th in the nation by US Track & Field News.

Tina Robinson (2011) is not to be outdone by her older sister Krystal or her younger sister Sharae. Tina is the best 20lb Weight Thrower for Rice with a heave of 18.07/59'3.5". She also held the hammer record of 53.13m/174' in from 2011-2013. Rounding off the list of hammer records under Nancy Wenzel's tenure, is Katie Dollinger (10) who threw 53m/173'11" and Teresa Crismon (04) set a school record in the hammer throw, a heave of 159-9.

Wenzel coached pole vault and javelin thrower Ariana Ince (11). Ari was the runner up for the 2011 CSUA Championship and took 14th at the 2011 NCAA West Preliminary Round. Ari also pole vaulted for Rice 4.11/13' 5.75". Her best mark in the javelin is 48.17/158'0").

Current thrower Claire Uke took 18th at the 2013 NCAA Championship finals in addition to her first place shot put finish at the 2013 C-USA Indoor Championships. Her best throw in the shot is 16.51m/54'1".

Wenzel joined the Owls' track and field staff in 2001 after spending a year as an assistant coach for the Michigan State Spartans, where she focused on the throws and pole vault as well as serving as the strength and conditioning coach for the women's track and field team. Prior to her tenure in East Lansing, Mich., she worked primarily with the sprinters and assisted with the throws at Washington State University.

In her journey to become a coach, Wenzel-Sanregret worked as a graduate assistant throws coach at Western Illinois University from 1996-97. Wenzel's mentors along the way include Mary Wallace (currently at EIU), Debra Farwell (WSU) and George Kawecki (CCSU-retired).

A 1996 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Wenzel was a 1996 Olympic Trials qualifier in the hammer throw and a TAC national qualifier in the hammer throw in 1995. She and her husband, Michael Sanregret, reside in Houston, with their two children.

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