Roper Meets NCAA Qualifying Time at Mt. SAC Relays

Cali Roper
April 15, 2016

By: Kenny Bybee (


- Rice junior distance runner Cali Roper set an NCAA Nationals qualifying mark for a third consecutive season by placing fifth among collegiate runners in the 10,000m INV elite race at the Mt. SAC Relays late Thursday evening.

Roper's time of 34:05.21 is the best in Conference USA and the second-best mark of her career.

Former Rice All-American Becky Wade won the event running for Asics with a splendid time of 32:49.24.

In addition, Rice junior distance runner Katie Jensen finished 15th in the 10,000m Collegiate "A" section with a mark of 35:19.41.

Sophomore Elsa Racasan is scheduled to run the 1500m collegiate open Friday afternoon.





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