by Kenny Bybee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOUSTON - Rice redshirt sophomore sprinter Hannah Jackson highlighted the Owls women's track & field team's day two appearance at the Houston Invitational on Saturday, including a victory in the 400m dash.
Jackson, from Sulphur, La., established a new PR in the 400m dash with a winning time of 56.54 and defeated her next closest competitor by nearly two full seconds. In addition, Jackson placed third in the 60m dash (7.48) after setting a finals qualifying PR time of 7.47 (ranked third in C-USA).
Senior Elsa Racasan and sophomore Khayla Patel finished fourth (4:58.77) and fifth (4:59.27), respecitvely, in the mile while sophomore Hannah Bablak placed third among collegiate runners in the 800m (2:19.53).
Freshman distance runner Lourdes Vivas de Lorenzi improved upon her collegiate debut in the 3000m, finishing fifth overall with a mark of 10:12.56.
In field events, Ayane Rossano placed second in the pole vault (3.70m) while Camille Little was fourth in the long jump (5.92m) among collegiate jumpers.
Rice will be back in action next Friday-Saturday (Feb. 2-3) at the Charlie Thomas Invitational, hosted by Texas A&M University.