UVU cross-country: Wolverines sweep team, individual victories at UNLV

Behind individual wins from Utah Valley seniors Tyson Lambert and McKayla Walker, the UVU men’s and women’s cross-country teams swept the team victories Saturday at the UNLV Invitational on the Craig Ranch Regional Park course.

“Our individuals all ran well,” said Utah Valley head coach Scott Houle. “They’re doing a great job of learning how to run as a group. Our goal is to have seven out of the top-10 individual finishers in races to close the gap with our scores and I think we’re starting to get there on both sides.”

Lambert continued his string of perfect races to start the season with a victory for the third-straight meet, running a time of 18:16 to lead the Wolverines to a perfect score in the men’s 6K race. Utah Valley scored a perfect 15 points with the top-five scorers among Division I men competitors.

“It feels awesome. I haven’t won too many cross-country races in my career, so it’s exciting to win a bunch in a row,” said Lambert. “I think we’re definitely heading in the right direction as a team. We’re getting stronger and gaining confidence, and our races have been good so hopefully we can keep this up.”

In the women’s 5K, Walker picked up a win for the second meet in a row after finishing with a time 17:32. Walker paced a 1-2 finish for the Wolverines and guided a pack of seven UVU runners to place inside the top 10 on the day. The Wolverine women finished with a near-perfect 18 points in their team win sparked by four of the top-five individual finishers.

“It felt really good,” said Walker. “Coach Houle wanted to have us all run in the top pack today and we were able to do that. Our girls are incredible and today it showed. They are all …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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