Clayton Chaney.

Men's Track & Field

Owls Impressive at Texas A&M Invitational

Feb. 11, 2012

Texas A&M Invitational Results

College Station, Texas - The Rice men's track and field team placed fifth at the challenging Texas A&M Invitational held at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium on Saturday.

The Owls totaled 53 points to beat UTEP, Alabama, TCU, and Southern Cal. Texas A&M won the team trophy with 211 points.

"This meet was filled with great results for us, especially considering that the field was filled with some of the nation's top teams," said Owl head coach Jon Warren. "Clayton Chaney's hurdle victory led us, but top finishes by John Cavallo in the 3000, Alex Zinchenko's shot put, Chris Pillow's Pole Vault, and many others highlighted a great meet."

Clayton Chaney was impressive in winning the 60m hurdles final with a time of 8.20. Chaney's teammate, Lee Johnson ran sixth with a time of 8.59. Chaney's time is better than his season-best time of 8.25.

Texas A&M won the team title with 211 points, while Missouri was second with 95 points.

In the 800m, Dan Sloat placed ninth with a time of 1:52.50. The Owls' distance medley relay squad, Mike Troop, Ben Pressley, Dan Sloat, and Will Firth, placed third with a time of 10:07.55.

Freshman Chris Pillow had a strong performance in the pole vault in placing fourth (4.81m/15-9.25). In the long jump, Ben Pressley was seventh (6.85m/22-5.75) and Sam McGuffie placed ninth (6.62m/21-8.75).

The Owls are next in action on Feb. 25-26 at the Conference USA Indoor Track & Field Championship in Birmingham, Ala.

"This is our last meet before the conference championship and it was important have a good showing so the team would be confident going into Birmingham," stated Warren. "I was very pleased with the team's preparation and execution today."

Team Results
1, Texas A&M, 211.00
2, Missouri, 95.00
3, Baylor, 82.00
4, Houston, 80.00
5, Rice, 53.00
6, UTEP, 43.00
7, Alabama, 42.00
8, TCU, 24.00
9, USC, 22.00

Rice Men Results
60m Prelim
13, Sam McGuffie, 7.08
19, Chris Sanders, 7.75
20, Jack Spinks, 7.66

17, Dylan Bradley, 22.44

12, Collin Shurbet, 48.80
17, Lee Johnson, 49.53
20, Dylan Bradley, 50.88

9, Dan Sloat, 1:52.50
15, Jordan Hmaidan, 1:55.83
16, Mike Troop, 1:55.85

17, James llamas, 4:22.16

Distance Medley Relay
3, Mike Troop, Ben Pressley, Dan Sloat, Will Firth, 10:07.55

4x400m Relay
8, A - Collin Shurbet, Clayton Chaney, Lee Johnson, Kyle Denny, 3:18.79
10, B - Chris Sanders, Jordan Hmaidan, Breland Coleman, Dylan Bradley, 3:28.58

60m Hurdles Prelim
11, Ben Pressley, 8.78

60m Hurdles Final
1, Clayton Chaney, 8.20
6, Lee Johnson, 8.59

Pole Vault
4, Chris Pillow, 4.81m/15-9.25

High Jump
10, Tyler Wiest, 1.94m/6-4.25

Long Jump
7, Ben Pressley, 6.85m/22-5.75
9, Sam McGuffie, 6.62m/21-8.75
12, JJ Walker, 6.16m/20-2.5

Shot Put
3, Alex Zinchenko, 17.36m/56-11.5
15, Jack Spinks, 11.36m/37-3.25

Weight Throw
12, Nick Williams, 11.67m/38-3.5

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