Jan. 28, 2011
There were several nice performances by the Rice women's track and field team at the Houston Indoor Invitational Friday at Yeoman Fieldhouse. Most notably was Ari Ince winning the pole vault and Tina Robinson capturing the weight throw competition in school-record fashion.
"First off, I can already see an improvement from our first meet to this meet," commented Owl head coach Jim Bevan. "We had outstanding performances by Ari Ince in the pole vault, Tina Robinson in the weight throw, and our DMR team made up of freshmen placed fourth."
Ince, a senior, won the pole vault with a mark of 4.00m/13-1.5, which ranks first in Conference USA and top 20 nationally. Also, junior Cleona Oliver placed seventh (3.55m/11-7.75) and Casie Wilson finished eight with a mark of 3.40m/11-1.75.
Robinson set a school record in the weight throw with a mark of 18.07m/59-3.5, surpassing her own record of 16.80m/55-1.5, set last season. Robinson broke her record on her sixth and last attempt, and actually had set a new records on her fourth and fifth tries.
Houston Indoor Invitational action continues on Saturday.
9, Bridget Ugoh, 3,141 points
14, Sidney Cauthorn 1:00.72
18, Maya Kirk, 1:01.03
43, Larissa Ikelle,1:06.76