April 7, 2012
San Marcos, Texas - The Rice women's track and field team captured two events during Saturday's final action at the Texas State Invitational.
Sprinter Candace Springer won the 200m dash with a season-fast time of 24.04 and freshman Claire Uke remains strong in the shot put event with a first-place distance of 14.72m/48-3.5. Springer was also fifth in the 100m with her best time of the outdoor season at 11.95.
Also in the 200m, freshman Precious Knighton posted her season-best time of 24.59 in finishing seventh. In the 800m, Lilian Nwora ran fifth with her season-fast time of 2:15.86. Maya Kirk was ninth in the 400m (58.65). In the pole vault, freshman Marielle Brisbois was fifth her season-best height of 3.60m/11-9.75.
"We were able to get what we needed out of the meet in San Marcos," said Owl head coach Jim Bevan. "Candace ran another pb in the 200, running an outstanding race in lane seven and no one outside her, her start hurt her in the 100, but still ran under 12. Precious is also improving and I predict will only get better. It was nice to see Lillian Nwora continue to improve in her new event, the 800, running a pb of 2:15.
"Our throwers had another great meet, with Claire showing her consistency in the shot and Sharae in the discus. Olivia had big one in the discus just out of the sector, so it's only a matter of time til she hits a big one. This meet sets us up well for the UTEP meet, where we always have big marks and the competition is great."
The Owls will compete next Saturday (April 14) at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas. Rice then hosts the J.Fred Duckett Twilight on April 21 at Holloway Field/Ley Track.
14, Bridget Ugoh, 15.93
5, Marielle Brisbois, 3.60m/11-9.75
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