Women's Cross Country Eighth At WAC Championship

Ruston, La. -- The San Jose State women's cross country team finished in eighth place at the 2012 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship in Ruston, La., on October 27.

The Spartans finished with a team score of 236 on the 5,000-meter championship course. Idaho is this year's WAC champion with a final team score of 48.

Rebecca Garcia crossed the finish line first for San Jose State in 39th place with a time of 18:57.24. It's the third race in a row where Garcia was the Spartans' top runner.

Lalida Maokhamphiou was next to cross the line in 50th place with a time of 19:20.88. Alexandra Seda was 54th with a time of 19:54.78 and Marissa Buckley was 58th finishing in 19:54.78.

Joanna Reyes in 61st place rounded out the scorers for San Jose State. She finished the course in 20:44.22.

"The athletes tried hard today," said Spartans' head coach Ron Davis. "This was a tough competition and I'm proud of the effort the team gave all year long."

Hannah Kiser of Idaho became the 2012 individual champion as she crossed the line in first place in 17:15.03.

Team Results:
1 Idaho 48
2 UTSA 51
3 Utah State 62
4 New Mexico State 83
5 UT-Arlington 125
6 Seattle University 132
7 Texas State 204
8 San Jose State 236

SJSU Results:
39 Rebecca Garcia 18:57.24
50 Lalida Maokhamphiou 19:20.88
54 Alexandra Seda 19:54.16
58 Marissa Buckley 19:54.78
61 Joanna Reyes 20:44.22
62 Breanna Garcia 20:51.40
63 Allison Kimura 20:56.61

Top Individuals:
1 Hannah Kiser Idaho 17:15.03
2 Courtney Schultz New Mexico State 17:25.81
3 Alyssa Diaz UTSA 17:28.57
4 Alex Litzsinger Utah State 17:31.61
5 Tylee Newman Utah State 17:39.56