By: Kenny Bybee (email@example.com)
IRVING, Texas – Rice junior distance runner Katie Jensen was named the Conference USA Female Track Performer of the Meet, the league office announced on Friday.
The athletes were chosen in voting done by the C-USA track and field coaches, based on performances at the C-USA Indoor Championships last week in Birmingham.
Jensen, from The Woodlands, Texas, won both the mile and 3000m and ran the final leg of the winning distance medley relay. Jensen shattered the C-USA meet record (as well as the CrossPlex record) in the mile with a lifetime best mark of 4:39.61, breaking Elinor Kirk’s (UAB) record of 4:41.10. That time ranks 34th in the nation.
In addition to her victory in the mile, Jensen won the 3000m in a time of 9:22.24.