Reno, Nev.---The San Jose State women's cross country team finished eighth out of nine at the Western Athletic Conference Championship Race on October 31.
The 5K race was held at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno, Nevada. For the Spartans, Kate Lambdin (29), Arely Marquez (44), Nisha Richardson (50), Suzanne Hancock (57), and Lauren Dubay (60) combined for a total of 216.
Kate Lambdin finished the course in 20:45.2, and was San Jose State's top finisher on the day. She was followed by Arely Marquez (21:16.2), and senior Nisha Richardson (21:28.6).
"While our team and myself feel like we should have placed higher, we all proud of the way Kate ran her race today," said head coach Augie Argabright.
Suzanne Hancock (21:45.6), and Lauren Dubay (21:56.9) rounded out the top five scorers for the Spartans.
Courtney and Camille Schultz of New Mexico State finished first and second respectively to help the Aggies earn first place in the race.
This finish will be the last of the 2009 season for the San Jose State women's team. Coach Argabright following the race said, "Today wasn't our day and it's disappointing that it happened on this race, but our runners did their best and we're proud of them for that. We'll look forward to getting back to this point in our season next year knowing we need to prove our talent."
29. Kate Lambdin 20:45.2
44. Arely Marquez 21:16.2
50. Nisha Richardson 21:28.6
57. Suzanne Hancock 21:45.6
60. Lauren Dubay 21:56.9
62. Elizabeth Raymond 22:14.9
63. Meaghan Vinton 22:17.4
64. Victoria Smith 22:39.2
1. New Mexico St. 29
2. Utah State 70
3. Nevada 76
4. Idaho 99
5. Fresno State 135
6. Boise State 151
7. Hawaii 170
8. San Jose St. 216
9. Louisiana Tech 295
Top Five Finishers:
1. Courtney Schultz New Mexico St. 19:11.4
2. Camille Schultz New Mexico St. 19:12.4
3. Teegan Schoch Idaho 19:16.0
4. Jessie Chugg Utah St. 19:34.5
5. Jordan Burke Nevada 19:35.9