April 29, 2009
The Rice Owls women's track and field squad had improved performances from several athletes at the J.Fred Duckett/Rice Twilight Meet held at the Rice Track Stadium.
Lennie Waite already holder of Rice's fastest times in the 3000m steeplechase and the 1500m added the 800m to the list with a winning time of 2:08.58. Three other Rice Owls posted season-best times. Vicki Walker was second at 2:10.26, freshman Sophie Peeters was third (2:11.62), while Keltie John finished fifth with a time of 2:13.82.
All four of Rice's competitors in the hammer throw also posted season-best marks. Brittany Brown was fifth (46.37m/152-1), Katie Dolliner placed seventh (45.44m/149-1), Tina Robinson finished 10th (42.43m/139-2) and Catherine Fitzsimmons posted a mark of 30.41m/99-9.
Brown, Robinson, and Fitzsimmons also posted season-best marks in the shot put. Robinson finished fifth with a mark of 12.85m/42-2, while Brown was seventh at 12.81m/42-0.5. Fitzsimmons placed 12th with a mark of 10.36m/34-0.Robinson placed fourth in the discus with a mark of 43.92m/144-1, while Brown set a season-best mark of 43.68m/143-4 to place sixth.
Tiffany Gill placed third in the high jump with season-best mark of 1.60m/5-3.Shannon Moran was eighth in the long jump with a mark of 5.42m/17-9.5. Jenny Glover, in the triple jump, placed second with a mark of 11.77m/38-7.5.
In the 100m, Shakera Reece was first with a time of 11.83, while she was third in the 200m (24.19). Luci Cincinatis was seventh in the 200m (25.16). Brittany Washington finished second in the 400m with a time of 55.46, just shy of her season-fast time of 55.40.
Rice runners finished 2-3-4-5-6 in the 1500m. Nicole Mericle was second (4:29.62), while Becky Wade (third) and Allison Pye (fourth) posted season-best times of 4:33.36 and 4:33.86 respectively. Britany Williams placed fifth (4:35.59) and Marie Thompson was sixth (4:39.32) with her season-best time.
Freshman Cleona Oliver posted a season-best mark in the pole vault with second place finish of 3.65m/11-11.75.