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Lily Seynaeve was SDSU’s top finisher for the third consecutive meet


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September 24, 2017 (Las Vegas) - Four Aztecs raced to collegiate bests at the UNLV Invitational 5K, helping San Diego State cross country to a fifth-place finish at the meet in Las Vegas Saturday morning. 

For the third consecutive meet, senior Lily Seynaeve was the Scarlet and Black’s top finisher, placing eighth. Crossing the finish line in 18:03, she bested her collegiate personal best by 48.6 seconds.

Freshman Mackenzie Mora recorded an 18:28 time for 14th, her best time as a collegian by nearly one-and-a-half minute. Senior Cindy Flores clocked in at 19:12 to take 32nd. Also recording collegiate bests were junior Chrissy Calain (19:26, 35th), besting her former collegiate top time by 18 seconds, and freshman Renee Phillips (19:34, 37th), topping her previous collegiate best by 10 seconds.

Utah Valley won the meet by taking four of the top five spots for 18 points. Long Beach State was next with 73 points. UNLV (84) and USC (93) placed third and fourth, respectively.

San Diego State next travels to the Capital Cross Challenge (6K) at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento.

UNLV Invitational (5K)

Craig Ranch Regional Park – Las Vegas, Nev.

Sept. 23, 2017

5,000-Meter Collegiate Women Team Results

1. Utah Valley – 18

2. Long Beach State – 73

3. UNLV – 84

4. USC – 93

5. San Diego State - 94

5,000-Meter Collegiate Women Individual Results (Top 5 of 66 runners + SDSU)

1. McKayla Morgan (UVU) – 17:32

2. Savannah Berry (UVU) – 17:40

3. Mikayla Florez (LBSU) – 17:49

4. Hannah Branch (UVU) – 17:53

5. Miah Weaver (UVU) – 17:57


8. Lily Seynaeve (SDSU) – 18:03 (PR)

14. Mackenzie Mora (SDSU) – 18:28 (PR)

32. Cindy Flores (SDSU) – 19:12

35. Chrissy Calain (SDSU) – 19:26 (PR)

37. Renee Phillips (SDSU) – 19:34 (PR)


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