Sande Earns WAC Cross Country Women's Athlete of the Year

LOGAN, Utah Breanna Sande of the Boise State University women’s cross country team was named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year after she captured the individual title at the WAC Cross Country Championships.


Sande posted a 17:01.32 on the 5,000-meter Historic American West Heritage Center in Logan, Utah, to win the race by 9.03 seconds.


The first place finish and one point collected by Sande helped lead the women’s team to a fourth place finish in the conference with 95 points and an average time of 17:44.87.


Three other Broncos finished in the top 25. Chaly Jones concluded her WAC cross country career by finishing 18th with a 17:42.42, for her fifth top 25 time this season. Hilary McClendon also earned her fifth top 25 performance as she recorded a 17:50.48 to finish 20th. Carly Gerard registered a 17:50.94 for 21st place and Karleigh Gempler posted an 18:19.17 to round out the scoring for Boise State.


The men’s cross country team finished third in the standings with 83 points and an average time of 24:38.08.


Senior Cody Eaton paced the team with a 23:53.63 to finish sixth. Sawyer Bosch was on Eaton’s heels finishing with a 23:58.81 for a seventh place finish.


Kevin Higgs finished 14th with a 2:21.06, while Scott Foley posted a 25:04.42 to place 22nd, and Cameron Lockard finished with a 25:52.44 to round out the scoring for the men.

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