Bears continue qualifying action Friday in Austin.
Women's team ties school record with 21 entries to regional meet in Austin, Texas.
Freshman Maxwell Willis earns meet's high point scorer honor.
Senior pole vaulter sets school, meet record en route to third-career conference title.
Bears will be in action at conference meet Friday through Sunday in Lawrence, Kan.
• 2016 All-Big 12 Indoors (60-meter hurdles)
• 2015 All-Big 12 Outdoors (110-meter hurdles)
• 2015 All-Big 12 Indoors (60-meter hurdles)
• Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2016: Repeated with All-Big 12 honors in hurdles at both indoor and outdoor conference meets...Was runner-up in 60-meter hurdles at Big 12 Indoor Championship with PR time of 7.84...Earned bronze in 110-meter hurdles at Big 12 Outdoor Championship with time of 13.98...Ended season by placing 17th at NCAA West Preliminary Championships in 13.97...Participated in six other outdoor meets...Registered 110-hurdle event wins at Ricardo Romo Invitational and Baylor Invitational...Produced PR of 13.80 in event at Texas Relays to be fourth...Took part in four other indoor meets, finishing no worse than seventh in hurdle race...Set personal-best 60-meter dash time (7.04) at Charlie Thomas Invitational to be 17th.
2015: Secured first All-Big 12 accolades of career by scoring in hurdle events at both indoor and outdoor conference championships...Posted personal-best time of 8.10 to be sixth in 60-meter hurdle race at Big 12 Indoor Championships...Tallied personal-best mark of 14.26 to be 8th in Big 12 Outdoor Championships 110-meter hurdle event...Went on to place 34th in the qualifying in hurdle event with time of 14.27 at NCAA West Preliminary Championships to conclude season...Competed in five other outdoor meets...Had personal-best javelin toss of 152-2 [46.39m] to be eighth at TCU Invitational...Produced season-best shot put toss at Longhorn Invitational of 37-3.25 [11.36m] to be 15th...Competed in five indoor meets overall with season-best long jump coming of 21-6.25 [6.56m] coming at Texas A&M Aggie Invitational...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014: Competed in five indoor meets in four different events...Had season-best 60-meter hurdle time of 8.21 to be 21st in the semifinal round of the Tyson Invitational...Missed out on All-Big 12 honors by two spots, finishing 10th in event with time of 8.22 in qualifying...Opened indoor campaign with season-best long jump of 22-7 [6.88m] at Texas A&M Team Invitational...Took part in only season-opening TCU Invitational during outdoor season before injury...Placed sixth in 110-hurdles with time of 15.04 and was fifth with javelin throw of 130-10 [39.89m]...Named to fall Baylor Dean's List.
High School: Was Carifta finalist in 2009 in 400-meter hurdles...Finished seventh in Bermuda's 2013 Carifta games in heptathlon...Record holder at Interschool Sports in pentathlon...Worked under coach Alwyn Babb.
Personal: Full name is Rhys Kieran Phillips...Born April 28, 1993 in Barbados...Parents are Rolf and Linda Phillips...Majoring in exercise physiology.