ASU Women’s XC Takes 10th @ Notre Dame Invite

(Sept. 28, 2012)
Sophomore Shelby Houlihan paced the team for the second consecutive race, finishing 13th overall.

By ASU Athletics
Press Release 

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Arizona State women’s track and field team ran its complete ‘A’ team for the first time this season to the tune of a 10th-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

Sophomore Shelby Houlihan followed up her season-opening victory at the George Kyte Classic with a 13th-place run at the Notre Dame Golf Course on Friday, clocking an impressive time of 16:58 over the 5,000-meter course.

Houlihan was just 13 seconds out of third with the finish and continued her streak of pacing the ASU women at every event she has competed in as a Sun Devil.

Next across the line for ASU was senior Natasa Vulic, clocking in at 17:27 in 48th-place and just ahead of true freshman teammate Adriana Olivas who also finished in 17:27 for a 49th-place run.

For Olivas, it was her first career run while wearing the Maroon and Gold.

Sophomore Macy Bricks was 57th overall in 17:31 while Payton Schutte was 82nd overall in 17:48.

The Sun Devil women scored 244 points in the event for the 10th-place run.  No. 2 Florida State was the team champion with a dominating run en route to scoring just 29 points.

ASU finished ahead of the lone other Pac-12 team at the competition, as Washington State took 18th out of the 18 teams with 499 points.

The Sun Devil women will return to action next weekend at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Buckeye, Ariz., next weekend where the team will likely run its ‘B’ squad.  The ‘A’ team will return to action for what will essentially be a preview of the NCAA Championships at the Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wis., set to take place on Oct. 12.

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