Saint Leo University women’s cross-country runner Paige Patterson took first place last month at the 2021 Sunshine State Conference (SSC) Championships, at the Rinker Athletic Complex in West Palm Beach.
The junior from Edmonton, Alberta, clocked a 22:34.88 in the 6K race, besting the second-place finisher (Embry Riddle’s Alyssa Jack) by 8 seconds.
Patterson makes history as the program’s third runner to win an individual conference title, joining Colett Rampf and Tereza Novotna. Her first-place finish at the conference meet is the first for the Lions women’s distance runner since Rampf won in 2017 (which marked her fourth-straight crown).
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