April 16, 2011
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
7th, Lindsay Miller, 10:59.44, season-best
6th, Nicole Mericle, 16:39.37, season-best