May 9, 2013
HOUSTON - Three multi-event student-athletes competed in day one of the 2013 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Halloway Field/Ley Track on the campus of Rice Thursday afternoon. Junior Cassie Wiley and senior Kevin Johnson both sit in fourth-place, while freshman Sean Spiehler is ranked seventh overall.
Wiley accumulated 3,042 points through four events of the heptathlon, recording two personal best. The Wellington, Kan., native ran 15.35 in the 100-meter hurdles and 26.69 in the 200-meter dash.
Johnson placed in the top-five in all events of the decathlon on day one of competition. He claimed his best event finish in the 100-meter dash, where he took third with a time of 11.17. Johnson tallied 3,616 points after five events.
Competing in his first C-USA Outdoor Championships, Spiehler registered four personal records and 3,448 points. The freshman leaped 6.76m (22-2.25) in the long jump and cleared the bar at 1.99m (6-6.25) in the high jump. Spiehler went on to throw 10.66m (34-11.75) in the shot put and finish at the 53.11 mark in the 400-meter dash.
Due to possible inclement weather in the Houston area, day two of the Championships has been moved up to 10:30 a.m. with the men's hammer throw. The finals of the decathlon and heptathlon will follow at 11 a.m. and noon, respectively. The women's hammer throw is set for 1 p.m., while the 10,000-meter races will remain at 8 p.m.
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