Houlihan 4th in the West!

Shelby Houlihan-SC East-Arizona St
courtesy Paul Merca

Sophomore Shelby Houlihan, SC East, took fourth place while the Arizona State University men were sixth overall at the NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championships on Friday.

Houlihan’s finish matched the seventh-best finish in ASU history at the Regional meet and is the best finish since Amy Hastings took second in 2005. While not all cross country courses are built the same, Houlihan clocked a time of 19:50 at the Jefferson Park Golf Course in the fastest time run by a Sun Devil over a 6,000-meter race, beating her own record of 19:58 set earlier this season – a school record previously held by the Olympian Hastings.

With the finish, Houlihan earned her automatic qualification to the NCAA Championships as an individual competitor.

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