The UNLV cross country finishes 27th overall at NCAA West Regional.
The UNLV cross country team will compete at the NCAA West Regional Friday afternoon.
The UNLV cross country team's Sara Williams was the first Rebel to cross the line Friday at the MW Championships.
The UNLV cross country team will run in the women's 6K Friday morning at the Mountain West Championships.
The UNLV cross country team has six runners run their way into program's all-time 6K performance list, four with personal-best times.
UNLV: One-time Fall Academic All-Mountain West Team member (2012).
2014: Ran in one meet … Best 4.2K time was 15:50.30 at the Fresno State Invitational.
2013: Ran in five meets, including the Mountain West Championships and NCAA West Regional ... Best 4K time was 16:46 at the Nevada Twilight Classic ... Best 5K time was 18:46 at the Titan Invitational ... Best 6K time was 22:40 at the NCAA West Regional ... Finished 57th (24.15) at the MW Championships ... Finished 188th at the NCAA West Regional.
2012: Ran in three meets, including the Mountain West Championships ... Best 5K time was 19:40.60 at the Northridge Invitational ... Best 6K time was 24:34.25 at the MW Championships ... Finished 72nd at the MW Championships.
High School: A 2012 graduate of Granite Hills HS in Apple Valley, Calif. ... Lettered three years in both cross country and track & field ... Helped the Cougars to three straight (2009-11) district championships and two trips to the state meet ... Team finished second at the 2011 CIF Finals and won the Mt. SAC Championship in 2010 ... The track & field team won the 2011 district championship ... Named the cross country team's "Most Improved" runner in 2009 and the "Most Inspirational" in '10 ... Played club softball for the SCHNPA in 2010-11 ... Softball team won the state championship in 2010 and was the runner-up in '11 ... Earned the school's GPA Award (3.0 or higher) all four years.
Personal: Sara Marie Williams was born on May 1, 1994, in San Dimas, Calif. ... The daughter of Jonathan and Diane Williams ... Has one sister, Amy ... Uncle, Nathan Williams, was an athlete at Mt. San Antonio College for two years and another uncle, Walter Ray Williams, Jr., is a professional bowler ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.