Women's Cross Country Eighth At WAC Championship

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."

SJSU Results:
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
Team Results:
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