Rebels will host their own cross country meet at Sunset Park on Saturday morning.
Lauren Petersen was named to the Fall Academic All-Mountain West Team for fourth time
The Mountain West Cross Country Championships will be held at the Silver Bowl Sports Complex on Friday.
UNLV's Lauren Petersen wins the women's 5K in a time of 17:54.51.
Cross country team heads back to California for the Northridge Invitational.
UNLV: Selected to the Academic All-Mountain West Team twice in cross country (2011 and '12) and track & field (2012).
2012: Ran in four meets ... Best 4K time was 15:34 at the Nevada Twilight Classic ... Best 5K time was 19:10.81 at the Northridge Invitational.
2011: Ran in four meets, including the Mountain West Championships ... Best 5K time was 20:09 at the UNLV Desert Invitational ... Best 6K time was 22:59.92 at the Northridge Invitational ... Finished 58th (24:30.7) at the MW Championships (6K).
2010: Did not compete in cross country.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Memorial Composite HS in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada ... Lettered three years in track & field ... Broke Memorial Composite's records in the 400m, 800m 60m hurdles and 3000m ... Provincial champion in the 400m and 800m ... Ran club for the Edmonton Harriers Track & Field Club from 2003-11 ... Was the 2008 Junior National Champion in the 400m hurdles ... Finished second in the 400m hurdles at the 2009 Senior Nationals ... Finished fifth in the 400m hurdles at the 2009 World Youth Track & Field Championships .
Personal: Laura Jayne Affeld was born on March 28, 1992, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada ... The daughter of Lothar and Marion Affeld ... Has two siblings, Lindsay and Marc ... Sister, Lindsay, swam collegiately at the University of Alberta ... Majoring in biology.