Nov. 12, 2011
Waco, Texas - Senior Becky Wade placed second at the NCAA South Central Regional held Saturday at Cottonwood Golf Course.
Wade, from Dallas' Ursuline Academy, posted a 6K time of 20:25.6, just behind SMU's Silje Fjortoft's time of 19:59.1. She now makes her fourth trip to the NCAA Championship held in Terre Haute, Ind. on November 21. Rice's second runner was senior Allison Pye who placed 14th at 21:14.9. Both Wade and Pye earn All-South Central Regional accolades.
"Becky Wade was outstanding," commented Owl mentor Jim Bevan. "She ran the fastest 6k time ever run by a Rice athlete (20:25.6). The weather was windy with tough conditions, which makes Becky's performance even more amazing."
As a team, Rice placed fifth with a score of 129 points. Arkansas won the team title with 49 points and Texas was second (69 points).
Said Bevan, "We put together a better race today, coming within one point of Conference USA champs SMU and finishing fifth in a region that consists of all the schools in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Farrah Madanay had her best race of her career as our third runner, running 21:52, which is a huge improvement over her previous races and Halsey Fowler continues to fight hard with a body that's still not quite 100 percent and she raced with a lot of heart as our fourth runner. Lindsay Miller, Heather Olson, and Allie Schiach all had their best 6K race and Linsday finished with a flurry, passing eight runners down the stretch! Overall, we ran the best race of the year for us at the last championship race and that's what you hope for.
2, Becky Wade, 20:25.6
14, Allison Pye, 21:14.9
27, Farrah Madanay, 21:52.2
36, Halsey Fowler, 22:07.5
50, Lindsay Miller, 22:33.4
55, Heather Olson, 22:37.9
64, Allie Schaich, 22:49.0
1 49 Arkansas
2 69 Texas
3 90 Texas A&M
4 128 SMU
5 129 Rice
6 182 Baylor
7 272 Lamar
8 275 UTSA
9 298 Stephen F. Austin
10 302 Texas A&M-CC
11 306 Texas Christian
12 356 North Texas
13 365 Arkansas State
14 409 Texas State
15 427 Arkansas-Little Rock
16 434 Texas-Pan American
17 460 Houston
18 469 Tulane
19 505 LSU
20 527 Houston Baptist
21 537 Texas-Arlington
22 545 McNeese State
23 554 Nicholls State
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