Utes earned first place at Nevade-Reno Dual.
Oct. 2, 2010
RENO, Nev. - Led by a first-place finish by Amanda Mergaert, the University of Utah cross country team earned first place overall, Saturday at the Nevada-Reno Dual meet (5k).
This meet was in the format of a triangular "chace race" which means that runners started at different intervals. The designated handicap times are then subtracted from the thier overall race time.
Utah completed the meet with 19 points for first place, followed by the University of Nevada, which finished second with 47 points and Sacramento State finished third with 58 points.
"I was pleased with our performance and enjoy the fact that we came and ran hard today," said head coach Kyle Kepler.
Mergaert, last week's Mountain West Conference co-athlete of the week, continued to show her dominance by capturing first place with a time of 19:36.
Jenny McCune crossed the line second overall with a time of 20:14. Just beside McCune was fellow Ute Rebekah Winterton, who finished with the same time of 20:14, which earned her third place overall. Alexis Laws clocked a 20:21, which gave her fourth place overall. Freshman AuraLea Fain crossed the line with a time of 21:13 (ninth).