SALT LAKE CITY, Utah The University of Nevada cross country team finished fourth out of five teams at the 6K Utah Fall Twilight hosted by the University of Utah Friday night in Salt Lake City. The Pack, who was without two if its top runners in senior Kali Baker (Las Vegas, Nev.) and freshman Amanda Moreno (Stockton, Calif.), finished 17 points out of third place.
Sophomore Charlotte Schnbeck (Lidingo, Sweden) was the Pack’s top finisher and came in seventh overall (23:07) in her first collegiate race with Nevada. Her time in the 6K race places her 12th on the all-time 6K list.
Junior Amanda Gramly (Las Vegas, Nev.) finished 15th with a time of 23:56. Freshman Kristin Palmer (Dalton Gardens, Idaho) clocked a time of 24:03 and came in 18th overall. Senior Ashley Holt (Reno, Nev.) finished in 22nd place (24:56) while sophomore Mandy Russ (Nelson, New Zealand) came in 26th with a time of 25:39. Sophomores Christa Avena (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Tiffany Tandy (Henderson, Nev.) came in 27th and 32nd respectively with times of 25:44 and 26:34.
“We did not run well,” said Nevada head coach Kirk Elias. “We are capable of running a whole lot better. We were lacking some of our leadership but even without Baker and Moreno we should have run better.”
Nevada returns to action on Oct. 14 when the team will run in the Bronco Invitational hosted by Santa Clara University. The meet will start at 10:15 a.m. Pacific.