Suszek Leads UNLV At UC Riverside Invite

Sept. 20, 2003

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Michele Suszek finished in 18th place to help the UNLV women's cross country team to a 12th-place finish at the UC Riverside Cross Country Invite, held in Riverside, Calif., on Saturday.

Suszek's finish marked the second straight meet she has led the Rebels, as she completed the course in a career-best time of 18:32.80 for the 5k race. The next best finisher for UNLV was Erin Hammond, 82nd at 20:11.20. Also competing for UNLV was Yolanda Chee (99th at 20:39.10), Monica Matute (104th at 20:50.40), Ashley Pierce (114th, 21:10.80), Katie Hughes (123rd, 21:26.70), Samantha Serrano (128th, 21:46.50), and Michelle Villa (130th, 21:53.90).

UC Santa Barbara's Desiree Leek won the individual competition with a time of 17:38.00. As a team, UNLV placed 12th out of 13 with 327 points. UC Santa Barbara was first with 34 points, while CS Northridge was second with 108 and USC third with 132.

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The team will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Stanford Invite in Palo Alto, Calif..



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