Mericle Places Sixth in 5000m at Mt. SAC Relays

April 16, 2011

Mt. SAC Relays Results

Walnut, Calif. - Rice senior distance runner Nicole Mericle ran a season-fast and a career-best time in the 5000m at the Mt. SAC Relays held at Hilmer Lodge Stadium late Friday evening.

Competing in the 5000m C race, Mericle posted a time of 16:39.37 to place sixth. Mericle's time ranks eighth all-time at Rice and is also the second-fastest in Conference USA for 2011.

In other Mt. SAC Relays action, the Owls' trio of 800m runners all ran season-fast times. Kylie Cullinan led the way at 2:13.90, while Sophie Peeters was clocked at 2:14.53, and Keltie John ran 2:15.11.

Rice Results from the Mt. SAC Relays

65th, Kylie Cullinan, 2:13.90, season-best
70th, Sophie Peeters, 2:14.53, season-best
73rd, Keltie John, 2:15.11, season-best

1500m 55th, Nicole Mericle, 4:33.20, Rice season-best
79th, Aaren Pastor, 4:37.58, season-best
100th, Heather Olson, 4:42.21
122nd, Sophie Peeters, 5:01.66

3000m Steeplechase
7th, Lindsay Miller, 10:59.44, season-best

5000m C
6th, Nicole Mericle, 16:39.37, season-best





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