By Kenny Bybee (email@example.com)
Full C-USA Indoor Results
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Rice sophomore sprinter Hannah Jackson had a run for the ages Sunday afternoon, shattering her own school record to win the 200m dash at Birmingham CrossPlex.
Jackson bested her previous record of 23.59 set earlier this season with a time of 23.25 on Sunday to win her first career C-USA individual title and moved into the top 20 in the nation. In addition, Jackson garnered another five points for the Owls with a fourth place finish of 7.43 in the 60m dash.
Perhaps though, no other Owl had as strong a championship weekend as Katy, Texas native Michelle Fokam. Less than a day removed from winning the long jump, Fokam set a new personal best of 12.58m (41-03.25) to win the triple jump and earn 10 points. She became just the third athlete to win the C-USA Indoor triple jump and long jump titles in the same meet and the first since Blessing Okagbare (UTEP) in 2010.
Senior vaulter Ayane Rossano earned all-conference honors for a second straight indoor season with a second place result in the pole vault, clearing 3.70m (12-01.50) to pick up eight points. Jaylon Wesley placed fifth as well in the vault, jumping 3.60m (11-09.75) for three points.
Sophomore distance runner Khayla Patel added additional points for the Owls by placing seventh (5:00.48) in the mile and eighth in the 3000m (9:56.24).
As a team, the Owls placed fifth overall out of the 13 C-USA teams with 63.50 points.
The Owls will now await to see who qualifies for the NCAA Indoor Championships, which will be held March 9-10 at Texas A&M.