Wells wins 3K to lead Owls

Feb. 2, 2008

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Houston - Senior Callie Wells raced a season best time of 9:42.71 to win the 3,000 meters Saturday at the Houston Invitational. Senior Lennie Waite earned the other individual Rice gold in the 800m with a career-best time of 2:12.83.

Sophomore Eunique Hamilton set a personal record with an outstanding mark of 1.73m/5-08.00 in the high jump to finish 1st among the collegiate competitors. Hamilton also competed in the triple jump for the Owls taking home a 3rd place.

Senior Rachel Greff placed 2nd in the pole vault with a mark of 3.80m/12-05.50 and was closely followed by Ari Ince in 3rd with a vault of 3rd, 3.65m/11-11.75 in her Rice debut.

Amanda Reineck and Allison Pye both contributed to the Owl effort each as runner-up in their respective events. Rieneck recorded a time of 18:56.68 in the 5K, and Pye ran a career best time of 9:49.17 in the 3K.

Other top medalists for the Owls included Becky Wade, 3rd in the mile and Desarie Walwyn, 4th in the 60.

Rice won the distance medley relay with a time of 12:09.47 and placed 2nd in the 4X400 with a time of 3:48.86.

"We are entering the competitive part of the season, says Bevan. With two meets in the next three weeks, I expect good things and continued improvement."

The Owls next meet is the Cougar Meet February 9, 2008, at the University of Houston.
Top Collegiate Finishes:
Pentathlon- Britney Blodget, 8th, 2902
Pole Vault- Rachel Greff, 2nd, 3.80/12-05.50
Pole Vault- Ari Ince, 3rd, 3.65/11-11.75
DMR- 1st, 12:09.47
Triple Jump- Eunique Hamilton, 3rd, 11.89/ 39-00.25
Triple Jump- Jenny Glover, 6th, 11.74/38-06.25
Long Jump- Lacee Carmon, 6th, 5.50/18-00.50
Long Jump- Shannon Moran, 8th 5.26/17-03.25
High Jump- Eunique Hamilton, 1st, 1.73/5-08.00
5K- Amanda Reineck, 2nd, 18:56.68
5K- Rebecca Sagastegui, 5th, 20:34.17
60h- Lacee Carmon, 6th, 8.90q
Mile- Becky Wade, 3rd, 5:05.28
Mile- Claire Shorall. 5th, 5:12.90
400- Chandra Ewing, 5th, 57.85
400- Desarie Walwyn, 6th, 57.86
60- Desarie Walwyn, 4th, 7.59
60- Sarah Lyons, 5th, 7.73
60h- Alexandra Gibbs, 8th, 9.01
800- Lennie Waite, 1st, 2:12.83
800- Nicole Mericle, 4th, 2:16.98
3K- Callie Wells, 1st, 9:42.71
3K- Allison Pye, 2nd, 9:49.17
3K- Nicole Mericle, 4th, 10:02.15
3K- Lennie Waite , 5th, 10:02.19
4X400-2nd, 3:48.86





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