Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rice Owls Win Four Events at J.Fred Duckett Twilight Track Meet

HOUSTON,TEXAS (April 24, 2011) Houston – Rice’s women’s track and field squad collected four first place finishes at the eighth annual J.Fred Duckett Twilight held on the Rice campus at Holloway Field and Ley Track.

Morgan Mayse, who recently completed her fourth season as a member of the Owls’ women’s basketball team, won the high jump event in her first track and field competition since her high school days. Mayse jumped a team season-best 1.71m/5-7.25.

In the discus, Sharae Robinson was first with a mark of 46.83m/153-8. Her sister, Tina, captured the hammer throw event with a mark of 51.45m/168-9. Ari Ince won the javelin with a distance of 43.45m/142-7.

Candace Springer, ran a season-best 200m (25.09) to place eighth. Sarah Lyons ran a season-fast 400m (55.50) in placing fourth and Lillian Nwora was seventh (57.63).

Kylie Cullinan was sixth in the 800m with a time of 2:15.45. Alex Gibbs placed third in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.51. Cullinan also placed fourth in the 1500m with a season-best time of 4:38.36 and Nicole Mericle was seventh (4:42.51). Sarah Agara placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 11.89m/39-0.25.

Also in the discus, Brittany Brown was sixth (40.05m/131-5) in the discus, while Sharae Robinson posted a season-best mark to place second in the hammer throw (48.93m/160-6). Brown was also sixth in the hammer (45.13m/148-1). In the shot put, Tina Robinson was third with a mark of 13.45m/44-1.5.

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