Jan. 28, 2012
Houston - Senior Becky Wade won the 3000m event Saturday afternoon at the Houston Indoor Invitational in Bill Yeoman Fieldhouse.
Wade clocked in with a time of 9:29.33 in finishing first. Her teammate, Allison Pye placed fourth and was the second overall collegian with a time of 9:36.37. Farrah Madanay had a lifetime best of 10:16.48 in the 3000m.
"Becky Wade and Allison Pye led the way going out at 10 minute pace and continuing to increase the pace and move away from the field," said Owl head coach Jim Bevan.
Those times are number four and number seven all time at Rice. Both ladies ran negative splits for the race, with Wade actually running a sub-five minute mile over her last mile.
In the 800m, Sophie Peeters placed third with the fastest collegiate time (2:13.88), while Kylie Cullinan placed fifth and was the third collegian overall with a time of 2:14.72. Keltie John was seventh (2:17.36). Owl alum and All-America Lennie Waite won the event with a time of 2:12.52.
Claire Uke was fifth in the shot put with a mark of 13.48m/44-2.75. Brittany Brown was strong in the weight throw with a distance of 16.22m/53-2.75 to place fifth.
Said Bevan on Uke's performance, "Claire Uke
had a big improvement in the shot put, which is the best indoor throw by a freshman in 14 years at Rice.
"Overall, we have made a lot of progress in the past two weeks, but we still have a couple of ladies dinged up and have a few at less than 100 percent, but we have made steps forward."
Rice Women's Results
19, Tyneisha McCoy, 7.78
22, Candace Springer, 7.82
31, Simone Martin, 7.88
32, Precious Knighton, 7.88
13, Simone Martin, 25.90
20, Tyneisha McCoy, 26.25
22, Candace Springer, 26.27
37, Precious Knighton, 26.92
22, Maya Kirk, 1:00.62
30 Lilian Nwora,1:01.12
3, Sophie Peeters, 2:13.88
5, Kylie Cullinan, 2:14.72
7, Keltie John, 2:17.36
13, Sarah Mason, 2:22.25
34, Nicole Johnston, 2:28.95
9, Allie Schaich, 5:11.05
18, Heather Olson, 5:26.57
22, Kathleen Abadie, 5:29.08
1, Becky Wade, 9:29.33
4, Allison Pye, 9:36.37
21, Farrah Madanay, 10:16.48
60m Hurdles Prelim
36, Alyssa Dugar, 10.98
9, Tyneisha McCoy, Maya Kirk, Candace Springer, Lilian Nwora, 3:58.40
5, Claire Uke, 13.48m/44-2.75
16, Olivia Williams, 11.75m/38-6.75
29, Alyssa Dugar, 10.02m/32-10.5
5, Brittany Brown, 16.22m/53-02.75
9, Sharae Robinson, 15.47m/50-9.25
13, Claire Uke, 14.63m/48-0
19, Olivia Williams, 12.24m/40-2