IRVING, Texas – Rice junior jumper Cybil Obiozor was named the Conference USA Female Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
A native of Pearland, Texas, Obiozor secured her second triple jump victory of the outdoor season by winning at the Kansas Relays Saturday on a lifetime best leap of 12.96m (42’6.25). Obiozor’s mark leads all of C-USA and she’s currently ranked 21st in the nation.
In addition Obiozor also set a new personal record in the long jump (5.73m) to place fourth overall.
This is Obiozor’s first career C-USA Athlete of the Week award. The Owls are just a little under three weeks away from the C-USA Championships, which will take place May 12-15 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.