Nov. 1, 2013
Colorado Springs, Colo., -- The San José State women's cross country team scored 297 points and finished in 10th place at the Mountain West (MW) Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday.
Led by Aylin Mejia, the Spartans finished ahead of UNLV in the team standings. The Lobos of New Mexico took the championship for the fifth consecutive year with a team score of 31.
Mejia clocked a 23:47.12 on the 6K Eisenhower Blue course for a 54th place finish. Teammate Marissa Buckley was close behind in 61st place with a time of 24:07.76.
Rebecca Garcia, with a time of 24:43.41, and Lalida Maokhamphiou with a time of 24:49.12 finished in 74th and 75th place respectively for San José State. Senior Alexandra Seda rounded out the scorers for SJSU with a 77th place finish and a time of 25:05.55
Nina Sassano (25:22.11, 78th) and Karina Nunes (26:19.02, 84th) also competed for the Spartans.
New Mexico and Boise State each had two individuals in the top-five on Friday. Emma Bates for Boise State finished in 20:48.15 garnering first place. Bates, a junior, earned MW Women's Student-Athlete of the Year honors. New Mexico head coach Joe Franklin earned the MW Women's Coach of the Year award.
1. New Mexico 31
2. Boise State 60
3. Colorado State 117
4. Air Force 118
5. Utah State 121
6. Wyoming 143
7. Nevada 162
8. Fresno State 201
9. San Diego State 274
10. San Jose State 297
11. UNLV 330
54. Aylin Mejia 23:47.12
61. Marissa Buckley 24:07.76
74. Rebecca Garcia 24:43.41
75. Lalida Maokhamphiou 24:49.12
77. Alexandra Seda 25:05.55
78. Nina Sassano 25:22.11
84. Karina Nunes 26:19.02
1. Emma Bates Boise State 20:48.15
2. Samantha Silva New Mexico 21:12.10
3. Marisa Howard Boise State 21:18.58
4. Charlotte Arter New Mexico 21:30.95
5. Hannah Everson Air Force 21:41.07