March 23, 2008
Senior Desarie Walwyn ran her fasted time in two years to qualify for the NCAA Regionals for the third straight year in the 100 meters, while junior Jenny Glover set a personal record in the triple jump to qualify for her second straight regional, to highlight the Owls performances this weekend at the 57th TSU Relays in Houston.
Walwyn won the 100 meters in a time of 11.70, just off her personal best of 11.68 set in 2006. She was followed by sophomore Shakera Reece, who was clocked in 11.83.
Glover won the triple jump, leaping 12.34 meters (40-6.00) one inch better than her previous personal best, which she set at last year's TSU Relays.
Chandra Ewing was the Owls other individual winner on the day, capturing the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:01.04.
Sophomore Katie Dollinger shattered her previous personal record in the shot put, finishing fifth with a throw of 12.82 meters (42-0.75), which was nearly three feet better than her best effort as a freshman. She also set a personal best in the hammer throw, finishing sixth with a toss of 43.35 meters (142-03).
The Owls will be at home next week, hosting the 26th annual Victor Lopez Bayou Classic, March 28-29 at the Rice Track and Soccer Stadium.
Rice Results, TSU Relays
100 1. Walwyn, Desarie 11.70 REGL +0.0 2. Reece, Shakera 11.83 +0.0
1500 4. Mericle, Nicole 4:38.91, 7. Williams, Britany SO 4:44.20, 9. Hudson, Laura 4:48.41, 11. Walker, Vicki 4:51.31
100 Hurdles 2. Gibbs, Alex 14.42, 10. Carmon, Lacee 14.91
400 Hurdles 1. Ewing, Chandra 1:01.04
4x100 Relay 1. Rice (Sarah Lyons, Shakera Reece, Brittany Washington, Desarie Walwyn) 45:43 REGL.
High Jump 3. Hamilton, Eunique 1.72m/5-07.75, 10. Agara, Sarah 1.57m/5-01.75
Long Jump 14. Gibbs, Alex 5.10m/16-08.75
Triple Jump 1. Glover, Jenny 12.34m REGL/ 40-06.00, 2. Hamilton, Eunique 12.25m/40-02.25
Discus 6. Hinson, Ulrika 40.00m/131-03, 8. Robinson, Tina 39.03m/128-01, 10. Dollinger, Katie 38.76m/127-02
Hammer 6. Dollinger, Katie 43.35m/142-03, 13. Robinson, Tina 30.89m/101-04,
Shot Put 5. Dollinger, Katie 12.82m/42-00.75, 10. Jackson, Andrea 11.70m/38-04.75, 12. Robinson, Tina 10.95m/35-11.25