Student-Athletes to be well represented in UNLV's 50th Commencement Ceremony.
Lauren Petersen was the top finisher for UNLV.
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.
2012: Ran in six meets, including the Mountain West Championships ... Best 4K time was 17:49 at the Nevada Twilight Classic ... Best 5K time was 19:05.53 at the Northridge Invitational ... Best 6K time was 24:23.62 at the MW Championships ... Finished 70th at the MW Championships.
2011: Ran in three meets ... Best 4K time was 16:18 at the Nevada Twilight Classic ... Best 5K time was 21:56 at the UNLV Desert Invitational ... Best 6K time was 25:16.95 at the Northridge Invitational.
2010: Ran in five meets, including the Mountain West Championships and NCAA West Regional ... Best 5k time was 19:10.9 at the Bronco Invitational ... Best 6K time was 24:05.43 at the NCAA West Regional ... Finished 60th (25:38.9) at the MW Championships (6K) ... Finished 209th at the NCAA West Regional.
2009: Ran in six meets, including the Mountain West Championships and NCAA West Regional ... Best 5K time was 19:38 at the Bronco Invitational ... Best 6K time was 24:32 at the Stanford Invitational ... Finished 64th (24:56.4) at the MW Championships (6K) ... Finished 172nd (24:35.07) at the NCAA Regional (6K).
High School: A 2009 graduate of San Benito HS in Hollister, Calif. ... Lettered four times in cross country and track ... Holds San Benito's record in the mile with a time of 4:59.08 ... Was the Central Coast Section champion in the mile and finished 16th in the state in the 1,600 meters ... Member of four track & field and two cross country teams that won TCAL championships ... TCAL champion in the 400, 800 and 1,600 meters and ran lead on the 4x100 meter relay ... Competed two years in soccer as a freshman and sophomore ... Earned scholar-athlete honors all four years.
Personal: Courtney Michelle Allen was born on Oct. 8, 1991, in Hollister, Calif. ... The daughter of Patrick and Jacque Fancher ... Has three brothers: Jason, Patrick and Michael ... Undecided on course of study.