Women's Cross Country Eighth At WAC Championship

Moscow, Ida. -- San Jose State women's cross country took eighth place in the Western Athletic Conference Championship on October 30.

     The Spartans scored 226 points, finishing ahead of last place Louisiana Tech who ended with 286.

     The host, University of Idaho took the championship with a total of 48 points. The closest to them was Utah State with 69, and New Mexico State with 75.

     Elizabeth Raymond led the Spartans for the fourth time this season with a 31st place individual finish. She finished the 5K course in 18:48.53.

     Kate Lambdin followed in 43rd with a time of 19:05.12. Lambdin and Raymond were San Jose State's top two finishers in all six meets in 2010 including this championship.

     Lauren Dubay (57, 19:50.13), Arely Marquez (63, 20:27.08) and Megan Arias (64, 20:28.49) rounded out the top-five scorers for the Spartans.

     "We ran well as a team in some harsh weather conditions, and a very challenging field," said head coach Augie Argabright. "We're happy with the effort that our girls came out here and gave it today."

     This concludes the 2010 season for women's cross country at San Jose State. The conference champion, Idaho Vandals will represent the WAC at The NCAA West Regional on Nov. 13.

SJSU Results:
31 Elizabeth Raymond     18:48.53
43 Kate Lambdin   19:05.12  
57 Lauren Dubay   19:50.13  
63 Arely Marquez  20:27.08  
64 Megan Arias    20:28.49  
67 Victoria Smith  21:03.48  
68 Jessica Ponce   21:06.74  
69 Sasha Martinez   21:13.18

Team Results:
1. Idaho   48
2. Utah State  69
3. New Mexico State 75
4. Boise State  89
5. Fresno State  129
6. Nevada  140
7. Hawaii  182
8. San Jose State 226
9. Louisiana Tech 286

Top-Five Finishers:
1 Schultz, Courtney         SO New Mexico St.        17:37.24              
2 Schultz, Camille          SO New Mexico St.        17:37.35                
3 Bates, Emma               FR Boise State           17:42.68                
4 Schaffer, Lauren          JR Idaho                 17:47.84                
5 Hilton, Ruth              JR Utah State            17:50.84