Patel Named C-USA Female Athlete of the Week

Sept. 12, 2017

IRVING, Texas - Rice sophomore cross country runner Khayla Patel was named the Conference USA Female Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, the league office announced.

Patel, from Houston (Memorial High School), won her first collegiate race last Friday at the Norry Hersey Rice Invitational with a time of 13:48.13 (3:32k pace) in the 3900m race, helping lead the Owls to a team victory in the team's season-opening race. The award was Patel's first C-USA weekly honor of her career.

The Owls, who are ranked seventh in the latest USTFCCCA South Central Region rankings, will return to action on Sept. 23 at the Texas A&M Invitational.





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