March 31, 2012
Texas Relays Results
Austin - Rice track and field athlete Sharae Robinson placed fourth in the discus at the prestigious 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held at Mike A. Myers on Saturday.
Robinson, a junior from Corpus Christi, threw a season-best 48.20m/158-2. Robinson's previous season-high was 47.90m/157-2 at last week's Victor Lopez Classic. Her all-time best mark is 48.66m/159-8.
"Overall a short but sweet Texas Relays today," stated Owl head coach Jim Bevan. "Sharae has a big one in her, she just had a poor release on a great throw so I know it is there."
Also on Saturday, Robinson's throw teammate, freshman Claire Uke finished 10th in a tough shot put field with a mark of 14.90m/48-10.75. On the track, the Owls' distance medley relay quartet of Halsey Fowler, Candace Springer, Lilian Nwora, and Sarah Mason ran 15th with a time of 12:28.22.
Long distance runner Becky Wade ran a short race at the Texas Relays, the 1500m run. Wade was sixth overall, but was the third collegian with a time of 4:26.33.
"Becky picked people off the second half of the race and finished strong in a very short race for a 10k All American," commented Bevan.
Previously at this year's Texas Relays, sophomore Farrah Madanay ran 24th in the 5000m (18:32.14) and Candace Springer posted a 100m prelim season-best time of 11.98.
44, Candace Springer, 11.98
24, Farrah Madanay
4x100m Relay Prelim
25, Tyneisha McCoy, Maya Kirk, Precious Knighton, Candace Springer, 47.03
Distance Medley Relay
15, Halsey Fowler, Candace Springer, Lilian Nwora, Sarah Mason, 12:28.22
4, Sharae Robinson, 48.20m/158-2
Shot Put A
10, Claire Uke, 14.90m/48-10.75