Feb. 9, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas- Rice's women's track & field team had a strong performance at the Texas A&M Indoor Invitational, setting numerous season and personal bests.
"We had some big steps forward today," said Rice head coach Jim Bevan. "If we can get healthy, we are in good shape for the C-USA meet. We did very well today."
McKenize Johnson won the pole vault clearing a height of 3.97 meters, just off of her season-best of 3.98, also set at Texas A&M on Jan. 12.
Claire Uke threw the shot put a season-best 15.00 meters, finishing fourth in the event.
Belle MacFarlane cleared 1.66 meters in the high jump, setting a season-best and finishing in a tie for 4th.
Tyneshia McCoy and Percious Knighton set personal bests in the 400 meters, finishing with marks of 56.88 and 57.70 respectively. They ran two legs of the 4x400 relay, along with Lilian Nwora and Candace Springer, finished fifth with a time of 3:49.55.
Marie Thompson finished fourth in the 3000 meter run, clocking in at 9:57.10, the fastest mark for Rice this season by 20 seconds.
The Owls finished fourth in the team scoring, ahead of C-USA rivals UTEP and Houston.