UNLV Ends Season At Regional
Nov. 14, 2009
UNLV women's cross country ended its season on Saturday, running in the NCAA West Regional at the Springfield Country Club in Eugene, Ore., which was hosted by the University of Oregon.
Rebel freshman Lauren Petersen was the top finisher, coming in 95th with a time of 22:53.92 on the 6k course, and UNLV finished 23rd overall with a total of 658 points. Petersen's time is the eighth-fastest 6k time in school history.
The top three teams had a Pac-10 flavor to it, as Washington won the regional with 25 points, Oregon was second with 66 points and Stanford was third with 94 points. The Huskies were paced by Kendra Schaaf, who won the individual title with a time of 20:41.70.
UNLV senior Bailey Kuestermeyer was 118th with a time of 23:12.91, Lucy Beuster came in 157th with a time of 24:10.49, Ali Motor was 164th with a time of 24:19.31, Lexie Bravo was 168th with a time of 24:28.64 and Courtney Allen came in 172nd with a time of 24:35.07.
The top two teams from each of the nine regionals that were held on Saturday advance to the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships, which are Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind. There are also an additional 13 at-large bids that will be handed out to student-athletes not on teams that advance to the national meet.