Senior Claire Uke will be competing at the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend.
March 12, 2015
HOUSTON, Texas-Senior Claire Uke (shot put) will be aiming to become the first Rice NCAA Indoor champion since Allison Beckford won the 400m dash in 2002 at this weekend's (Mar. 13-14) NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
Uke, will be competing in her second straight NCAA Indoor Championships. Last year the Cedar Hill, Texas native placed eighth in the shot put (16.73m) to earn USTFCCCA All-American honors. Uke has raised her game to an even greater level this season, going undefeated (5 victories) and in the process won her third consecutive C-USA Indoor title with a school record-breaking throw of 17.95m (58-10.75).
Uke surpassed Regina Cavanaugh's (three-time NCAA Indoor champion) 1986 school record of 17.67m (57-11.75) with a throw that currently has her sitting third in the nation behind only LSU's Tori Bliss (18.31m) and Southern Illinois' Raven Saunders (17.99m). Uke will compete Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
Following Along Live
The NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will be broadcast live on ESPN3 beginning at 5:50 p.m. CT on Friday and can be found by visiting WatchESPN.com and following the appropriate links. On Saturday the broadcast will begin at 4:40 p.m. (CT) and can also be found on ESPN3. Live stats will be available throughout the competition on NCAA.com.
Rice's 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships Qualifiers
Women- Athlete, Event, Top Time/Mark (NCAA Rank)