Anton Rice
Anton  Rice


Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Gross Catholic

Long Sprints



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Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2015)

: 1:04.22 (No. 3 all-time at MU)
: 1:19.19 (No. 2 all-time at MU)
: 1:53.23
1,000: 2:26.70 (No. 7 all-time at MU)

: 48.54 seconds (No. 10 all-time at MU)
: 1:51.26 (No. 10 all-time at MU)

Indoor (Sr.): In his first meet of the season, set the No. 2 all-time at MU in the 600-meter dash with a time of 1:19.19, taking first place.

Indoor (Jr.): In his first meet of the indoor season, placed first in the 1,000-meter run at the Blue & Gold Invitational at Notre Dame with a time of 2:26.70 ... Also turned in individual win in the 600-meter run with a personal-best time of 1:19.53 at the GVSU Big Meet ... At the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, placed seven in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:05.85 and fourth in the 4x400-meter relay as the anchor leg with a time of 3:20.80.
Outdoor (Jr.): Only competed in four meets during outdoor season, but competed in two events at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, running the second leg on the runner-up 4x400-meter relay team, while taking sixth in the 400-meter dash with a personal-best time of 48.54 seconds.

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Recorded times in the 500 meters, 600 meters and 800 meter runs for the 2013-14 indoor campaign...Notched a personal best and third all-time record in the 500 meters at the Big East Championship (Feb. 22) where he finished third...Took top spot in the 600 meters with a best time of 1:21.27 at the UNI Jennett Invitational (Feb. 1), which also stands in eighth best for program history...Took home the gold in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (Jan. 25) with a time of 1:56.03.
Outdoor (So.): Ran 400 meters and 800 meters during the outdoor season ... Finished in fifth place in the 400 at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (Apr. 12) with a best time of 49.43 ... In the 800, ran a 1:51.26 for a 10th place finish at the Beach Invitational (Apr. 19), notching a personal best and 10th best time in program history ... Won first place at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (Jan. 25) with a time of 1:56.03.

Marquette Men's Track & Field Co-Outstanding Freshman
BIG EAST All-Academic

Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the 500 meters, the 600 meters, and the 800 meters during the 2012-13 indoor campaign... Met a BIG EAST qualifying mark, a new personal-best and a third-place finish in the 500 meters at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational with a time of 1:05.30, a time that is No. 8 on MU's all-time list... Posted a new personal-best in the preliminaries of BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 16) with a time of 1:53.23 before advancing to the BIG EAST finals (Feb.17) and placing seventh, recording a time of 1:53.43 ... Also ran on Marquette's 4x400-meter relay entry at the BIG EAST meet, placing ninth in 3:20.21 ...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the 400 meters and the 800 meters over the course of the 2013 outdoor campaign... Met a BIG EAST qualifying mark and a new personal-best at The Beach Invitational (April 20) in the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.43... Posted a new personal-best in the 400 meters with a time of 50.61 at the MU vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual (April 5) ... Placed 20th at the BIG EAST meet in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.93 ... Also ran as part of MU's 4x400-meter relay squad at the BIG EAST Championships, which placed ninth ...2013 Outdoor Performance List.

High School: Rice earned four letters in track and field at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School ... Won the 800-meter run at the 2012 Nebraska Class B state meet with a personal-best time of 1:53.72 ... Also claimed gold in the state meet as a junior in the 800, becoming the first male athlete from Gross to earn a first-place finish ... Notched top-five state finishes in the 400 (fourth, 49.76 seconds) and the 4x100-meter relay as a senior and the 400 as a junior ... Repeat victory in the 800 as a senior helped Cougars place fifth at the state meet ... Also earned three letters in football and two in basketball ... Earned academic all-state honors twice in basketball, once in football and was an all-conference and all-district honoree in football, where he played wide receiver and cornerback ... Student body president at Gross with a 4.0 GPA.

Personal: Rice was born in Omaha, Neb., and is the oldest of nine children to Bill and Debbie Rice ... Has four younger brothers (Vince, Will, Luke and Ben) and four younger sisters (Meg, Ellie, Anna and Emma) ... Majors in Civil Engineering.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
500-meter run: 7th (1:05.85)
4x400-meter relay: 4th (3:26.67, ran fourth leg w/ Ebert, Holloway, Lawrence)
500-meter run: 3rd (1:04.22)
4x400-meter relay: 7th (3:26.67, ran fourth leg w/ Bell, Meinholz, Franz)

800-meter run: 7th (1:53.43/1:53.52 (prelim.))
4x400-meter relay: 9th (3:20.21; third leg w/Lawrence, Schmitz, Winter)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
400-meter run: 6th (48.54 seconds - No. 10 all-time at MU)
4x400-meter relay: 2nd (3:13.80; ran second leg w/ Holloway, Word, Ebert)
800-meter run: 11th (1:52.54)
4x800-meter relay: 4th (7:41.50; ran second leg w/ Shields, Franz, Norland)

800-meter run: 20th (1:59.93)
4x400-meter relay: 9th (3:16.12; lead leg w/Lawrence, Winter, Stengel)


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