Robinson Fourth in Discus at Texas Relays

Sharae Robinson.

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.

Rice Results
100m Prelim
44, Candace Springer, 11.98



24, Farrah Madanay, 18:32.14

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

Discus B
4, Sharae Robinson, 48.20m/158-2

Shot Put A
10, Claire Uke, 14.90m/48-10.75



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