Women's T&F Set for C-USA Indoor Championships

Eleanor Wardleworth and the Owls will compete at the C-USA Indoor Championships Thursday.
Feb. 24, 2015

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HOUSTON, Texas- The Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships are set to take place on Thursdayat the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama. The meet, which will take place at the same venue for a fourth consecutive season, was scheduled to begin Wednesday but has been pushed back to Thursday due to inclement weather.

The Owls will boast a strong field contingent led by senior thrower Claire Uke, who is ranked sixth in the nation in the shot put with a career-best throw of 16.97m (55-8.25) set earlier this season at the Leonard Hilton Memorial. Uke has won four consecutive shot put events and is undefeated in 2015, while earning three C-USA Indoor Female Athlete of the Week awards. Uke will be joined in the shot put by sophomore thrower Ijeoma Ugwunze, who ranks third (14.72m) in the league.

Senior vaulter Marielle Brisbois has had a stellar comeback season and has the top vault (4.10m, 13-5.25) amongst C-USA competitors this season while senior Alicia Janke ranks fourth (3.70m). Also competing in the pole vault is junior McKenzie Johnson, who is returning from a stress fracture and placed second at last year's C-USA Indoor Championships. Other athletes to watch for in the jumps will be junior Belle MacFarlane, who is also returning from an injury and will be looking to repeat as the C-USA Indoor champion in the high jump. Sophomore Daisy Ding is also ranked amongst the top of the league in the triple jump (12.43m).

Sophomore Cali Roper leads the Owls in the distance events and will be competing in the 5000m, 3000m, Mile and DMR. Roper was the C-USA cross country champion and is the league-leader in the mile with a conference-best mark of 4:55.09.

Admission prices are as follows: a two-day pass is $20 for adults and $10 for youth (12-17); while a single-day ticket is $15 per day for adults and $6 for youth (12-17). Admission is free for children age 11 and under and for students with a valid ID card who attends a C-USA member institution.

Schedule of Events
(Originall scheduled for Wednesday)
Pentathlon- 9:15 a.m. (Leslie Schilsky)
5000m Run- 4:25 p.m. (Cali Roper)
800m Run (Prelims)- 5:05 p.m. (Fabiola Andujar-Perez, Allie Schaich, Brooke Johnson)
400m Dash (Prelims)- 5:40 p.m. (Tyneisha McCoy, Imani Mark, Tessa Consedine)
60m Dash (Prelims)- 6:25 p.m. (Simone Martin, Eboni Sutherland)
Weight Throw- 7:00 p.m. (Dreu Dixson)
60m Hurdles (Prelims)- 7:15 p.m. (Tessa Consedine)
200m Dash (Prelims)- 7:55 p.m. (Tyneisha McCoy, Simone Martin, Eboni Sutherland)
DMR- 8:30 p.m. (Allie Schaich/Tessa Consedine/Imani Mark/Cali Roper/Hannah Kay/Eleanor Wardleworth)

(Originally scheduled for Thursday)
High Jump- 11 a.m. (Belle MacFarlane, Daisy Ding)
Mile- 1:15 p.m. (Hannah Kay, Allie Schaich, Cali Roper, Eleanor Wardleworth)
400m Dash- 1:40 p.m. (TBD)
Pole Vault- 2:00 p.m. (Marielle Brisbois, Alicia Janke, Ayane Rossano, McKenzie Johnson, Jaylon Wesley)
Shot Put- 2:00 p.m. (Claire Uke, Ijeoma Ugwunze)
Triple Jump- 2:00 p.m. (Daisy Ding, Cybil Obiozor)
60m Hurdles- 2:10 p.m. (TBD)
60m Dash- 2:20 p.m. (TBD)
800m Run- 2:50 p.m. (TBD)
200m Dash- 3:10 p.m. (TBD)
3000m Run- 3:50 p.m. (Cali Roper, Eleanor Wardleworth)
4x400 Relay- 4:35 p.m. (Tyneisha McCoy/Tessa Consedine/Brooke Johnson/Imani Mark/Simone Martin/Eboni Sutherland)






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