Uke Places Second In Shot Put
Junior is top collegiate finisher in New Mexico Classic
Feb. 8, 2014
The Rice University women’s track and field teams spent Saturday split between Albuquerque, N.M. (New Mexico Collegiate Classic) and Notre Dame, Ind. (Notre Dame Meyo Invitational).
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Junior thrower Claire Uke recorded the best throw in Conference USA this season in the shot put with a heave of 54-04.50 on the second day of the New Mexico Classic.
Uke finished second in the competition but was the top collegiate mark and the throw was the 11th-best in the nation this season. Ijeoma Ugwunze also placed ninth in the competition with a distance of 43-09.25.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Rice had two athletes place in the top-15 on the final day of the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational. Freshman distance runner Katie Jensen finished 12th in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:05.29 while junior Simone Martin placed 13th in the triple jump with a distance of 38-04.00.
The women will make a trip back to College Station for the Texas A&M Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 15, the final warmup meet before the C-USA Indoor Championships Feb. 28-March 1 in Birmingham, Ala.