April 7, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas- Tyneisha McCoy won the 100 meter dash, and finished second in the 200 meter dash to highlight a strong Saturday for women's track and field at the Skechers-SFA Alumni Invitational.
"We had big breakthroughs today, especially from Tyneshia McCoy and Heather Olson," said Rice head coach Jim Bevan. "Heather's time should be good enough to qualify for the first round of NCAA Competition, which is exciting."
McCoy ran an 11.72 to win the 100 meter dash, and ran a 24.29, coming out of Lane 1 no less, to take home second-place honors in the 200 meter dash.
Heather Olson won the steeplechase with a time of 10:37.83, that ranks her among the tops in the nation in that event.
Rice's throwers were in their usual form, with Sharae Robinson throwing the hammer 53.33 meters, ranking as the meet's top collegian, and throwing 51.26 meters in the discus, finishing second in the event. Claire Uke threw 15.25 meters in the shot put to rank second in that event.
McKenzie Johnson won the pole vault with a clearance of 3.95 meters, a full 40 centimeters higher than her next-closest competitor.
Keltie John finished as the top collegian in the 800 meter run, coming in second overall to ex-Rice runner Callie Thomas. John ran a 2:17.23, and was closely followed by teammate Lilian Nwora, who ran a 2:17.23, in the same week she was awarded the C-USA Spirit of Service Award.
Belle MacFarlane cleared 1.65 meters in the high jump, finishing sixth.
Allie Schiach set a personal best with a 4:39.20 and a fourth place finish among collegians in the 1500 meters.
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