With her top five finish at the Braveheart Invitational Friday, Maureen Rono earns Red River Athletic Conference Female Runner of the Week Wednesday.
Rono finished the five-kilometer race in Tyler, Texas, in 21:19.51 for fourth place. She helped the Lady Wildcats finish fourth in their first meet of the season. Last season Rono earned RRAC All-Conference and qualified for the NAIA Championship. At the Wiley College Athletics Recognition Ceremony, Rono was named Most Improved Runner. She earned All-Conference in track last season as the runner up in the 10,000-meter run and sixth in the 5,000-meter run.
She is the first Lady Wildcat to win Runner of the Week this season. This is Rono’s fourth Runner of the Week Award in her Wiley College career.