Student-Athletes to be well represented in UNLV's 50th Commencement Ceremony.
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.
Two-time Olympian coached the distance runners at UNLV.
Samantha Swan, Kelsey Williamson earn conference award for academic achievement.
UNLV: Owns the program's fourth-best outdoor performance mark in the 800m (2:07.30) set in 2012 ... Won the 800m races at both the 2012 Mountain West Indoor and Outdoor Championships ... Earned the MW's Scholar-Athlete Award in track & field three times (2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12) and once in cross country (2011-12) ... Selected to the academic all-conference team three times in track & field (2010-12) and once in cross country (2011) ... Named to the USTFCCCA Division I Track & Field All-Academic Team in 2010, '11 and '12.
2012: Ran in one meet ... Fastest 5K was 19:24.21 at the Northridge Invitational.
2011: Ran in three meets, including the Mountain West Championships ... Fastest 5K time was 20:44 at the UNLV Desert Invitational ... Fastest 6K time was 24:06 at the Northridge Invitational ... Finished 60th at MW Championships.
High School: Graduated from Thunder Ridge HS in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ... Lettered four times for the Grizzlies ... Helped TRHS to a third-place finish at the state meet in 2009 ... Holds the school record in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters ... Served as the anchor leg on the record-breaking 4x200, 4x400 and sprint medley relay teams ... Selected to the all-league first team in nine events throughout the four years of high school ... Won the 400 meters at the 2008 and '09 Chandler Rotary Invitational ... Clocked personal bests of 12.34 in the 100, 24.77 in the 200, 55.68 in the 400, 2:18.99 in the 800 and 7.98 in the 60 ... Valedictorian of senior class.
Personal: Kelsey Cole Williamson was born on Aug. 26, 1991, in Carrollton, Texas ... The daughter of Melinda and John Williamson ... Has two siblings, Riley and Lexi ... Majoring in business.