Rice Women's Track and Field Squad Places Seventh at C-USA Outdoor

Ariana Ince.

May 15, 2011

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C-USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Central

LIVE RESULTS • C-USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship

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Houston - The Owls women's track and field squad placed seventh at the Conference USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship, hosted by Rice at Holloway Field and Ley Track. Rice tallied 58 points over the four days of competition. UCF won the team title for the second-straight year with 157 points.

The Owls' pole vaulters placed first, third, and fifth. Ariana Ince is now three-time outdoor champion with a winning height of 4.00m/13-1.5, while Cleona Oliver posted a 3.90m/12-9.5 to finish third, and Casie Wilson posted a fifth-place height of 3.45m/11-3.75.

The Owls' 4x100m relay squad of Kimberly Stanford, Candace Springer, Simone Martin, and Sarah Lyons placed fifth with a season-fast time of 46.23. The 4x400 team of Lillian Nwora, Sarah, Agara, Maya Kirk, and Sarah Lyons placed sixth with a time of 3:44.42

In the 1500m, senior Nicole Mericle finished sixth with a season-fast time of 4:28.68. Triple jumper Sarah Agara placed third with a mark of 12.46m/40-10.5.

Final Team Scores
1) UCF 157
2) SMU 119
3) Houston 87
4) UTEP 74
5) East Carolina 71.50
6) Southern Miss 69
7) Rice 64.50
8) Tulsa 58
9) UAB 36.50
10) Tulane 30.50
11) Memphis 29
12) Marshall 21

High Point Scorer of the Meet: Aurieyall Scott, UCF
Performance of the Meet: Jackie Coward, UCF
Freshman of the Meet: Aurieyall Scott, UCF
Coach of the Meet: Caryl Smith Gilbert, UCF

Rice Final Results

100m prelim
Simone Martin, 12.07, season-best
Candace Springer, 12.21

200m prelim
Sarah Lyons, 24.14, season-best
Simone Martin, 24.48, season-best
Alex Gibbs, 25.08,
Candace Springer, 25.24

400m prelim
Sarah Lyons, 55.09, season-best
Lillian Nwora, 57.25
Maya Kirk, 57.50, season-best
Brittany Washington, 1:00.30, season-best
Larissa Ikelle, 1:01.54, season-best

800m prelim
Kylie Cullinan, 2:11.53, season-best
Keltie John, 2:15.60,
Sophie Peeters, 2:15.99

6th, Nicole Mericle, 4:28.68, season-best
10th, Kylie Cullinan, 4:35.91

4x100m Relay
5th, Stanford, Springer, Martin, Lyons, 46.23, season-best

4x400m Relay
6th, Nwora, Agara, Kirk, Lyons, 3:44.42

100m hurdles prelim
Kim Stanford, 14.21, season-best
Alex Gibbs, 14.31, season-best

3000m steeplechase final
3rd, Heather Olson, 10:37.86
6th, Lindsay Miller, 10:48.54

High Jump
6th, Morgan Mayse, 1.65m/5-5
17th, Kiri Kendall, 1.55m/5-1
18th, Tiffany Gill, 1.55m/5-1

Pole Vault
1st, Ariana Ince, 4.00m/13-1.5
3rd, Cleona Oliver, 3.90m/12-9.5
5th, Cassie Wilson, 3.45m/11-3.75

Long Jump
13th, Kiri Kendall, 5.64m/18-6
19th, Simone Martin, 5.43m/17-9.75

Triple Jump
3rd, Sarah Agara, 12.46m/40-10.5

Shot Put
9th, Tina Robinson, 13.49m/44-3.25
17th, Brittany Brown, 12.17m/39-11.25

2nd, Ariana Ince, 47.94m/157-3
14th, Kade Devine, 23.97m/78-8





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