Former Pack Star Nash Competes at Olympics

Former Wolf Pack cross country standout Katerina Hanusova Nash competed today in the Summer Olympics as a member of the Czech Republic's women's mountain biking team.

This year marks Nash's four Olympics appearance after competing in mountain biking in 1996 and cross country skiing in 1998 and 2002.

Nash was a three-time NCAA champion at the University of Nevada, winning the 15k freestyle and the 5k classical in 2001 and defending her 15k freestyle title in 2002. The four-time All-American became the second Wolf Pack skier to win a national title since Nevada Hall of Fame inductee Pat Myers won the downhill title in 1952 and the first Nevada woman.

Nash now lives in Truckee and competes as part of the LUNA women's mountain biking team. In July, the Reno Gazette-Journal's Lauren Gustus wrote this great feature about Nash and the places her mountain biking career has taken her.

Spoiler alert, Nash finished 14th in today's competition, turning in a time of 1:36.22. Check out the official results here and Nash's Olympic bio here.

Congratulations to Nash for representing her country and the Wolf Pack well!

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