Oct. 20, 2015
Complete C-USA Release
IRVING, Texas - Rice junior Cali Roper was named the Conference USA Cross Country Female Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.
Roper, from Willis, Texas, ran the second-fastest (20:29.2) 6k of her life this past weekend to place 22nd overall at the Pre-Nationals meet in Louisville, Kentucky. That mark is also tops among all C-USA athletes this season. Competing against the nation's best, Roper moved up 20 spots at the halfway mark in a race that consisted of 311 total runners.
Roper and the Owls are currently tabbed sixth in the latest USTFCCCA South Central Regional Rankings. Rice will have this weekend off while preparing for the C-USA Championships on Oct. 31 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.