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Rebels Run At MWC Championships

Oct. 27, 2007

Albuquerque, N.M. - The UNLV cross country team competed at the MWC Championships Saturday afternoon at the University of New Mexico North Golf Course in Albuquerque, N.M. The Rebels finished seventh overall with a score of 205.

Charlotte Browning paced the Rebels again, as she finished sixth overall with a time of 21:38. The sixth place finish by Browning was the best overall placing by a Rebel since Katie Barto's fifth place finish back in 2000.

UNLV's seventh place finish was also the best since 2000, when the Rebels came in sixth place. Also, it was the first time since 2000 that UNLV has not come in last place at the highly-competitive conference meet, besting their team score from a season ago by 60 points.

Colorado State won their first Mountain West Championships title after knocking off the eight-time defending champions from BYU. CSU edged BYU by six points, marking the closest 1-2 finish in conference meet history. The Rams' April Thomas and Kirsten Anthony finished first and second respectively in leading their squad to the title.

Jenni Shearer was UNLV's next finisher, as she came in 43rd place with a time of 24:16. Just behind Shearer in 44th place was Ashley Silva, who clocked a time of 24:19 in her first MWC meet.

Laura Lundin and Ali Ainsworth registered the other scoring times for UNLV, as Lundin checked in with a 25:41 for 55th and Ainsworth's 25:45 was good for 56th place.

The Rebels will take a weekend off before hitting the road for Eugune, Ore. for the NCAA West Regional meet on Nov. 10.



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