April 14, 2012
El Paso, Texas - Freshman Claire Uke placed second in the shot put, in windy conditions, to highlight the Rice women's track and field team at the UTEP Invitational held Saturday at Kidd Field.
Uke posted a second-place mark of 14.50m/47-7. She was also fifth in the discus with a distance of 45.03m/147-9. Sharae Robinson posted a third-place mark of 48.76m/159-11 in the discus to lead the Owls. That is Robinson's season and personal-best mark.
"Despite the unfavorable conditions today, the Rice women's track team still came away with some good performances," stated Owl assistant coach Andrea Blackett. "Sharae Robinson earned a lifetime best in the discus, in conditions that throws coach Nancy Wenzel described as a "dust bowl" and Claire Uke continued her great freshman season with a distance of 14.50m in the shot put for third. She was also just outside of her personal-best in the discus with a distance of 45.03m.
"It really was extremely windy, dusty and cold out there today, but the girls really tried their best to make the best out of their circumstances and competed well. It really was a tough day for everyone."
In the pole vault, freshman Marielle Brisbois continued her steady climb with a season-high mark of 3.77m/12-4.25 to finish fourth. Candace Springer ran a season-fast 11.83 in the 100m in finishing 10th.
Rice head coach Jim Bevan was in Austin, Texas, with a small contingent competing at the Texas Invitational. In 3000m run, freshman Allie Schaich led Rice with a fourth-place time of 10:11.88, while sophomore Farrah Madanay finished sixth (10:30.40).
Rice is in action next Saturday, April 21, as its hosts the ninth annual J.Fred Duckett Twilight at Holloway Field/Ley Track.
Texas Invitational Results
28, Sidney Cauthorn, 2:39.96
Pazo, Waite Ready for Olympics in Rio
08/04/2016 - Former Rice Owl greats Olaya Pazo (beach volleyball) and Lennie Waite (3000m steeplechase) will make their dreams come true in the upcoming days...
Valerie Tulloch Cramer Named a SWC HOF Inductee
08/03/2016 - Valerie Tulloch Cramer, one of the most decorated track and field athletes in Rice University history, is one of nine standouts who make up the...
Eight Owls Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
07/28/2016 - A total of eight Rice University student-athletes were recognized as U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honorees,...
Uke Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
07/27/2016 - Recent Rice track & field alumna Claire Uke (Cedar Hill, Texas) was named a 2016 Woman of the Year Honoree, as announced by the NCAA on Wednesday.
Bevan Announces Emily Massad Rabbitt Award
07/21/2016 - Rice University women’s track & field/cross country head coach Jim Bevan announced on Tuesday the creation of the Emily Massad Rabbitt Award.
MacFarlane, Ip Named C-USA Scholar-Athletes of ...
07/19/2016 - Belle MacFarlane and Katherine Ip have been named recipients of the 2015-16 Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year awards for their respective ...
Rice Earns C-USA Institutional Excellence Award
07/12/2016 - For the ninth time in the past 11 years, Rice University student-athletes earned the Conference USA Institutional Excellence Award in 2015-16 by...
Ince Places Eighth in Javelin at Olympic Trials
07/09/2016 - Former Rice Owl Ariana Ince battled a strong crosswind to place eighth overall in the finals of the javelin at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store