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May 12, 2012

2012 Conference USA Outdoor Championship Results

2012 Conference USA Outdoor Championship Central

2012 C-USA Outdoor Track & Field

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.

"Freshman Claire Uke improved from not making the final indoors to finishing fourth," stated Rice head coach Jim Bevan. "She had her best throw in the fifth round and moved from fifth to fourth."

In the 1500m prelim, freshman Allie Schaich (4:36.67) and junior Sarah Mason (4:42.22) both qualified for Sunday's 1500m final.

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.

Halsey Fowler placed seventh in the 3000m steeplechase final with a season-best time of 11:16.24. Johanna Ohm was 10th at 11:47.45.

"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

Saturday Results
100m Prelim
14, Candace Springer, 11.99
19, Precious Knighton, 12.19

200m Prelim
12, Candace Springer, 24.13
17, Precious Knighton, 24.75
20, Tyneisha McCoy, 24.75

400m Prelim
17, Tyneisha McCoy, 57.43
21, Maya Kirk, 58.44
26, Larissa Ikelle, 1:03.72

800m Prelim
6, Lilian Nwora, 2:18.08
17, Sophie Peeters, 2:19.51

1500m Prelim
10, Allie Schaich, 4:36.67q
12, Sarah Mason, 4:42.22q

3000m Steeplechase
7, Halsey Fowler, 11:16.24
10, Johanna Ohm, 11:47.45

Long Jump
16, Kiri Kendall, 5.53m/18-1.75

Shot Put
4, Claire Uke, 14.53m/47-8
17, Olivia Williams, 10.67m/35-0.25

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)
Field Events
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

Running Events
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

 

 

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