Men's Track & Field

Men's Track Improve Marks at Rice Field and Track Meet

May 7, 2010

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The Rice Field and Track Meet was held at Holloway Field at Ley Track on Wednesday on the Rice campus. It served as a nice tune up for the Conference USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship next week in Orlando, Fla. and featured competitors from the University of Houston, Texas A&M, and Rice.

Alex Francis placed sixth in the 200m with a time of 22.95. In the 800m, Alex Weinheimer was second (1:55.25) and Mike Troop third with a season-best 1:56.95. Greg King was fifth at 2:03.82.

Simon Bucknell led Rice in the 1500m with a third place time of 3:53.88. Scott Zivick was fourth (3:55.87) and Sammy Abuhamra was fifth (3:58.99).

Alec Hsu won the pole vault event with a season-best mark of 5.22m. Shea Kearney was fourth at 4.92m and Garrett Stafford was fifth at 4.57m. Pete Navarra placed seventh at 3.35m.

Michael Izuchukwu placed eighth in the long jump with a mark of 6.37m.

In the shot put, Clay Baker posted a mark of 16.01m to place third, while Alex Zinchenko followed in fourth with a season-best 15.92m. Will Meyers was seventh at 14.98m. Baker was also third in the discus (45.73m) and Pete Navarra was ninth (33.66m). In the hammer throw, Baker finished second with a season-best mark of 48.00m.

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