Sparks, Nev. -
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The Wolf Pack cross country team had numerous strong performances under the lights Friday evening at the Nevada Twilight Classic, in Memory of Jim Vanden Heuvel, at Shadow Mountain Park in Sparks, Nev. Running with the support of a local crowd of high school athletes and runners, the Pack took first place scoring 34 points, beating second place Utah who finished with 43 points. UC Riverside was third overall with 71 points.
UC Riverside's Raquel Hefflin won the meet with a course record time of 14:06, and was followed by Nevada's Emily Myers in second place with a time of 14:29 and senior Demerey Kirsch who finished in third with a time of 14:34. Freshman Alaina Anderson and Meagan Wood had strong performances for the Pack and grabbed a top ten finishes in their first collegiate competition. Anderson ran the 4-kilometer course in a time of 15:17 to finish eighth and Wood finished tenth with a time of 15:22.
"Lots of athletes got the best time they have ever had on this course tonight, it was a really nice first effort for the season," head coach Kirk Elias said of the team after the race. "We were looking for a real grouping throughout the race, we were trying to develop packs, and it went well tonight.
The Pack will be back in action September 13th competing at the WCC Preview held in Sunnyvale Calif. at Baylands Regional Park.