March 28, 2009
High school results from day one action of the 27th Annual Victor Lopez Bayou Classic are now available at the above links. Also, start sheets for day two are also now available.
Rice distance runners Lennie Waite, Britany Williams, Allison Pye, and Becky Wade all reached NCAA Regional qualifying marks on the first day of the 27th Annual Victor Lopez Bayou Classic held at the Rice Track Stadium. Williams (first) and Pye (second) qualified in the 5000m with respective times of 16:40.81 and 16:46.96. In the 3000m steeplechase, Lennie Waite captured first with a qualifying and Rice school-record time of 10:12.31, while Wade finished second with a qualifying time of 10:26.15.
Other top times on the chilly and windy evening include Nicole Mericle winning the 1500m with a personal-best time of 4:30.26. Keltie John placed third with a personal best of 4:32.96, while Sophie Peeters had a personal-best of 4:49.21.