Jan. 26, 2013
Halsey Fowler was the second collegian in the mile, which led the Owls in the Howie Ryan Invitational at UH's Athletics/Alumni Center.
"We're still not 100 percent healthy, but I'm glad to have three weekends in a row where we competed," said Rice head coach Jim Bevan. "I was impressed by our efforts and we continue to have to work on some things and improve in other areas."
Fowler led the mile nearly wire-to-wire, but was outkicked at the finish, and finished second among the collegians in the race and third overall with a time of 4:52.51, as she attempts to recover from a long-term injury.
McKenzie Johnson was the highest-finishing collegian and second overall in the pole vault with a height of 3.95 m. She was the top-ranked collegian for the second time in three weeks, after winning the event at the Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational on Jan. 12.
Belle MacFarlane won the 800 m in the pentathlon, finishing ninth in her first pentathlon competition, with a time of 2:25.24. She finished 5th in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.60 m.
Imani Mark took an early lead in the 800 m run, but came out too aggressive and fell to 7th with a time of 2:18.01.
Claire Uke threw a 14.54 m in the shot put, finishing fourth as she came back from injury.