May 12, 2012
New Orleans - Freshman Claire Uke led Rice with a fourth place finish in the shot put on the second day of competition at the 2012 Conference USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship held Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium.
Uke, from Cedar Hill, Texas, posted a fourth-place mark of 14.53m/47-8.
Said Beven about the 1500m duo, "Allie Schaich ran a smart race for a freshman, staying connected to the lead group and running a qualifying time. Sarah Mason followed behind and outkicked a UCF girl for the last spot."
They both are running in their first C-USA final on Sunday.
Lilian Nwora earned a spot in the 800m final with a prelim time of 2:13.08.
"Lilian Nwora was seeded 15th, but ran the race of her life and a big personal best in chasing down a UCF runner at the line by four-thousandths of a second and third place in the heat," commented Bevan.
"In the 3000m steeplechase final event, Halsey Fowler and Johanna Ohm, who hadn't run a steeplechase in two years, both did exceedingly well, with Halsey finishing seventh and Johanna 10th," said Bevan. "I was extremely proud of both of these young ladies as it is a very challenging race and Jo got a PB and Halsey scored. Overall, we had a better second day than we were seeded and I thought we competed very well."
The Owls are tied for fourth with UCF as each have 26 points after six events heading into Sunday's competition
16, Kiri Kendall, 5.53m/18-1.75
Women - Team Scores - 6 Events Scored
1) Southern Miss 36
2) SMU 32
3) East Carolina 28
4) Rice 26
4) UCF 26
6) Memphis 23
7) UAB 17
8) UTEP 15
8) Houston 15
10) Marshall 9
11) Tulsa 7
2012 C-USA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SUNDAY, MAY 13 (FSN)
11:00 AM Javelin - Men Final
1:00 PM Javelin - Women Final
3:00 PM Pole Vault - Men Final
3:00 PM Discus - Men Final
4:00 PM Triple Jump - Women Final
5:00 PM Discus - Women Final
6:00 PM Pole Vault - Women Final
6:30 PM Triple Jump - Men Final
6:30 PM High Jump - Women Final
6:00 PM 4 x 100 Relay - Men Final
6:05 PM 4 x 100 Relay - Women Final
6:15 PM 1500 - Men Final
6:25 PM 1500 - Women Final
6:35 PM 110 Hurdles - Men Final
6:45 PM 100 Hurdles - Women Final
6:55 PM 400 - Men Final
7:00 PM 400 - Women Final
7:10 PM 100 - Men Final
7:15 PM 100 - Women Final
7:25 PM 800 - Men Final
7:30 PM 800 - Women Final
7:40 PM 400 Hurdles - Men Final
7:50 PM 400 Hurdles - Women Final
8:00 PM 200 - Men Final
8:05 PM 200 - Women Final
8:10 PM 5,000 - Men Final
8:35 PM 5,000 - Women Final
9:00 PM 4 x 400 Relay - Men Final
9:10 PM 4 x 400 Relay - Women Final
9:25 PM Awards Ceremony