Rebels Finish Third At Home Meet|
Sept. 23, 2017
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UNLVRebels.com) - The Rebel cross country team returned to action Saturday with its own UNLV Invitational at Craig Ranch Regional Park. The Scarlet & Gray finished third overall (84 points) behind meet champion Utah Valley (18) and second-place Long Beach State (73). USC (93) and San Diego State (94) rounded out the five-team, NCAA Division I field with their fourth- and fifth-place finishes.
Spencer Moore was the first Rebel to cross the finish line -- 11th overall -- with a time of 18:20. Emma Wahlenmaier was 15th (18:33 PB), while Skyler Free (24th/18:54), Elisa Rovere (26th/18:55) and Lindy Eskin (27th/18:56 PB) also scored for UNL in the 5K race.
UVU's McKayla Walker and Savannah Berry finished first (17:32) and second (17:40), respectively. LBSU's Mikayla Florez was right behind in third (17:49).
STAT OF THE MEET: UVU claimed five of the top-six finishes, as its runners were first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth overall.
REBEL OF THE MEET: Moore ran a team-best 18:20 to finish first amongst the Scarlet & Gray's participants.
QUOTABLE: "Today, we got third out of six teams," said head coach Jebreh Harris. "We ran a pretty strong race today. A lot of our top-five ladies they were close together, and that's what you want in cross country; you want a good grouping of your athletes to maximize potential scores. As a whole, we did a pretty good job today and I'm happy with it.
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The Rebels hit the road next week with a stop in the northern portion of the Golden State. UNLV will run in Sacramento State's Capital Cross Challenge, a 6K race at Haggin Oaks Course.