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Tuesday, May 21, 2024 — Houston, TX

Natalie Clericuzio

SPORTS 5/18/11 7:00pm

Ince, Robinson dazzle in C-USA Outdoor Championship

This spring has not been an easy one for the women's track and field team. Plagued by injury after injury, much more of the team has spent time in recovery mode, instead of training mode, than Head Coach Jim Bevan would have liked. Despite all this adversity, the always-competitive Owls have once again found a way to return to peak form just in time for the conference meet.

SPORTS 5/18/11 7:00pm

Whursdays: gone but not forgotten

Almost four years ago now, my friend Jocelyn Wright, fellow O-Week group member and soon-to-be assistant news editor, and I wandered upstairs to the Thresher office during the activity fair. Both of us had aspirations of journalism greatness, she via hard-hitting news stories and I covering the greats of the Rice baseball diamond. We ran into Evan Mintz (Hanszen '08) and Stephen Whitfield (Sid Rich '08), then-executive editor and editor-in-chief, who were not-so-frantically beginning work on that year's O-Week edition. They ushered us into the office, equally eager to see fresh faces and skeptical of our capabilities.

NEWS 4/21/11 7:00pm

Seven season-best times run at Mt. SAC Relays

In a span of roughly 48 hours last weekend, the women's track and field team set an awe-inspiring 22 new season-best or career-best marks at competitions roughly 800 miles apart. Rice's distance runners traveled to Walnut, Calif., to compete at the Mt. SAC relays, an elite competition held in the ideal weather for distance running: cool and sunny Southern California. The rest of the squad headed to El Paso for ideal sprinting, throwing, jumping and vaulting weather: warm and dry West Texas.

SPORTS 3/31/11 7:00pm

Women Soar at Lopez Classic behind Miller

 Unlike any other race in track and field, the steeplechase is like a high-speed obstacle course around the oval. During this 3,000-meter event, competitors cross 28 barriers comprised of 38 four inch by four inch blocks of wood and jump over a 12-foot water jump seven times. The steeplechase is adapted from the English horseracing event of the same name.

NEWS 2/17/11 6:00pm

Rice Baseball 2011: Despite UT backing out, Rice still faces tough foes

For the first time in 11 years, the baseball team and the University of Texas will not tussle on the baseball diamond during the regular season. Agreements were in place to have a "home and home" played, with three games at Reckling Park in 2011 and three games at UT's Disch-Falk Field; however, UT backed out of the agreement in order to play a series against the University of Hawaii. While Owls fans may be disappointed by the omission, this season, it may work to Rice's advantage, as Texas is ranked higher (No. 6 in the nation according to BaseballAmerica.com) than any other squad the No. 18 Owls will face during the regular season.However, that does not mean that Rice's season will be free of challenges. Top 25-ranked foes on Rice's slate include Rice's season-opening opponent, No. 13 Stanford University, No. 16 Baylor University, No. 17 University of California, No. 19 University of Arizona, No. 21 Texas A&M University and No. 25 Tulane University.

NEWS 2/17/11 6:00pm

Women's track powered by Pye's and Ince's feats

Mark your calendars and let the countdown begin. Only seven days remain before - no, not spring break - the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. While spring break may seem particularly early this year, the women's track and field season feels that much shorter as well. From the first day of practice to the start of the conference meet, the track and field team will have just seven weeks of training under their belts since returning from winter break. In fact, the C-USA Championship will be only the fourth full-squad meet for the Owls of the season. However, now that the weather has climbed out of the mid-30s into the mid-70s, the team will have had two full weeks of uninterrupted training - knock on wood - in the lead-up to the meet.

NEWS 2/10/11 6:00pm

Women's track powered by Pye's and Ince's feats

With only two weeks remaining in the indoor track regular season, the women's team will travel to College Station, Texas this weekend to leave behind any remaining rust from winter break and shift into high gear just in time for conference. The team could not have picked a better meet for their final tune-up, so to speak, according to Head Coach Jim Bevan.