Rice Hosts 2014 C-USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Rice hosts the C-USA Outdoor T&F Championships beginning Thursday.

May 13, 2014

Championship Central (C-USA)

Championships Entries

Rice hosts the 2014 C-USA Outdoor Track Championships from May 15-18 at Holloway Field/Ley Track. In total there will be 28 teams competing (13 men, 15 women). Below is key information on the championship.

Tickets will be available at the gate.

*Students from Conference USA schools free with I.D.
$12 - Adult- per day
$7 - Youth- per day
$25 - Adult All Session pass
$15 - Youth All Session pass 

Fans are advised to park in the Rice Stadium lots. Foot traffic will be heavy over the weekend with Rice baseball hosting Louisiana Tech (Thursday-Saturday) and Rice's graduation ceremonies on Saturday.

Live Results
Provided by Flash Results Texas - Live Results

The championship runs on FSN on tape-delay.

Events to Watch
Thursday, May 15

(Decathlon-2:30 p.m.)
Rice freshman sensation Scott Filip will look to make it  back-to-back titles following a victory in the C-USA Indoor Decathlon back in March. Filip posted the best decathlon point total in C-USA this outdoor season with 7045 points at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Filip will try and earn the Owls a victory in the decathlon for a third consecutive season following back-to-back titles by Clayton Chaney.



Friday, May 16

(Women's 10000- 5 p.m.) 
Freshman distance runner Cali Roper will bring C-USA third-best time (34:18.42) of the season into Friday. Roper set the mark at the Mt. SAC Relays. 

Saturday, May 17

(Women's High Jump- 5 p.m.)
Sophomore Belle MacFarlane, winner of the C-USA high jump at the Indoor Championships, looks to make it back-to-back titles on Saturday. She enters the meet with the fifth-best jump this season in the league and has two victories in the outdoor season.

(Men's Pole Vault- 5 p.m.)
Senior Chris Pillow holds the nation's 11th-best mark (5.50m) in the pole vault and tops in C-USA. He won at the UTEP Invitational in April and will be looking to win back-to-back titles.   

(Men's 1500- 5 p.m.)
Freshman distance runner William Roberts has his first collegiate season strong and is coming off a PR at the Virginia Challenge where he ran a 3:46.82. He won his first career race in the 1500 in mid-April at the Kansas Relays. 

(Women's 1500- 5:15 p.m.)
Senior Heather Olson is coming off a lifetime best time of 4:22.45 at the Virginia Challenge, which is the top mark in C-USA this season. 

(Women's Discus- 5:30 p.m.)
Junior Claire Uke has the fifth-best throw (48.92m) in the discus this C-USA season. She won two discus events this season. 

(Men's 110 hurdles- 5:35 p.m.)
Freshman Filip Drozdowski won the 110 hurdles earlier this season at the Victor Lopez Classic and later ran a season-best 14.04 at the Kansas Relays, which stands as the third-best performance in the C-USA this season. 

(Men's 800- 7:20 p.m.)
Senior Alex Weinheimer has the third-best mark in C-USA this season, posting a 1:49.97 at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight, finishing second. 

(Women's 3000 Steeple- 9:20 p.m.)
Olson will return to the track after the 1500m to perform in the steeple where she holds the second-best time (10:30.53) in C-USA this season. She also won the event at the Kansas Relays in mid-April.

Sunday, May 18

(Men's Javelin- 2:30 p.m.)
Evan Karakolis is coming off a record-breaking performance at the Virginia Challenge, breaking his own school record with a distance of 70.80m in the javelin. The mark is tops amongst all C-USA competitors, is fifth-best in the West region and 15th overall in the nation. 

(Women's Shot Put- 3 p.m.)
After competing in the discus on Saturday, Uke will bring her C-USA-best mark of 16.92m to the shot put. She won all four shot put events she competed in during the outdoor season.  

(Women's Pole Vault- 4 p.m.)
Sophomore McKenzie Johnson brings the best mark (4.21m) in C-USA into this meet. She won four outdoor events and is ranked 15th in the nation.

(Women's Triple Jump- 5 p.m.)
Freshman Daisy Ding has had a superb campaign thus far and is ranked fourth in C-USA. She won three individual events during the outdoor season including a season-best mark of 12.73m at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight.

(Women's 5000- 5 p.m.) 
Roper will compete again in the 5000, along with teammate Katie Jensen. Roper holds the second-best time (16:24.55) in the event in C-USA this season while Jensen is fourth (16:41.80).   




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