Cross Country Places 16th

Sophomore Johanna Olsson led Nevada at the Bronco Invitational Saturday.

Oct. 15, 2011


he University of Nevada cross country team placed 16th at the Bronco Invitational hosted by Santa Clara University Saturday.  Nevada scored 405 points in the 21-team invitational.

Long Beach State won with 94 points ahead of Portland with 100 and Idaho State with 116.  Idaho’s Hannah Kiser won individually honors running a time of 16:55.3.  Idaho State’s Bradi Hutchison was the second-best team scoring runner at 17:07.7 ahead of Long Beach State’s Rosa Del Toro at 17:09.8.

For the third-straight meet, Nevada was led by sophomore Johanna Olsson who placed 47th running 18:12.0.  Senior Jenifer McEntire was 54th at 18:15.9.  Freshman Caitlin Devitt-Payne ran 18:27.0 good enough for 77th while juniors Gloria Sosa (18:50.6) and Nicole Painter (18:56.4) placed 111 and 116, respectively.  Not scoring team points, freshman Katie Romanko was 127th at 19:15.8.

Next for the Wolf Pack will be the WAC Championships hosted by the University of Hawai`i on October 29 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  While the Pack will compete for a conference championship next week, it still has one more regular season meet competing at the Doc Adams Invitational on Nov. 5 in Davis, Calif.



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