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WAC Cross Country Athletes of the Week Announced
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER – Utah Valley’s Jason Lynch and Idaho’s Halie Raudenbush have been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Aug. 26 - Sept. 1.

Lynch, a sophomore from Sandy, Utah (Hillcrest HS), recorded a career-best finish after placing second at the Utah State Invitational in Logan, Utah. In his first competition since 2009 (redshirt and LDS Mission), Lynch turned in a time of 20:55.92 on the four-mile course finishing just off of the lead pace.

Raudenbush, a sophomore from Boise, Idaho (Timberline HS), placed first overall on Saturday at the Clash of the Inland Northwest to lead the way for the Vandal women. Her time of 14:20.00 was eight seconds ahead of the second-place finisher and helped her claim victory over the 104 other entered runners. Raudenbush improved her time by 48 seconds compared to her 2012 race at the same event.

Other Men’s Nominees: Cody Helbling, Idaho … Nathan Starr, New Mexico State … Nathan McLaughlin, Seattle U.

Other Women’s Nominees: LaShya Morgan, Bakersfield … Diana Hawk, New Mexico State … Hannah Mittelstaedt, Seattle U … Bridget Hazel, Utah Valley.
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