Women's Track & Field

Women's Track Posts Big First Day At TSU Relays

Sharae Robinson won the discus and the hammer throw
Sharae Robinson won the discus and the hammer throw

March 15, 2013


HOUSTON- Rice's women's track team opened their outdoor season with a strong opening day of competition at the TSU Relays. Sharae Robinson won the hammer throw and the discus.

"We had a great day today," said Rice head coach Jim Bevan. "We're really looking forward to tomorrow's action."

Sharae Robinson came close to the school record in the hammer throw, throwing a personal-best 52.03 m to win the event. She doubled up with a victory in the discus, throwing 48.18 m to win the event.

Claire Uke finished right behind Robinson in the discus, throwing 47.95 m for second place.

Casie Wilson and McKenzie Johnson finished 1-2 in the pole vault, clearing 3.65 and 3.50 m respectively.

Belle MacFarlane and Leslie Schilsky finished with times of 1:04.59 and 1:06.80 for Top 6 finishes in the 400 m Hurdles.

The Owls had a strong showing in the 100 m dash prelims, with Tyneisha McCoy (11.93), Candace Springer (12.11), Precious Knighton (12.19) and Simone Martin (12.26) qualifying for the finals.

The Texas Southern Relays continue on Saturday.




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