Cross Country Takes Second in Twilight Classic
SPARKS, Nev. -
The University of Nevada cross country team placed second at the Nature's Bakery Nevada Twilight Classic Saturday night at Shadow Mountain Park in Sparks, Nev.
"The team is learning how to play the game at a high level," head coach Kirk Elias said. "We really missed having Caitlin Devitt-Payne and Mariah Gramolini in there, but other than that we started clicking."
Nevada competed against 29th ranked national power (and 3rd regionally) BYU, regionally ranked Utah (6th), and in-state and conference foe UNLV in the collegiate open race which was one of 11 races conducted as a part of the Twilight event. The other races were all high school or junior high school-level races.
"Until the last 400 we were going 1-2 on the 29th ranked team nationally," Elias said. These gals can be good. They are beginning to realize it."