TERRE HAUTE, IND.-Junior Courtney Schultz represented the New Mexico State University cross country team at the NCAA National Championship, finishing 88th overall in the 6,000m.
Schultz verified her title of Western Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year when she finished second of all athletes from the WAC with her 88th overall finish in a time of 20:55.1. Schultz finished the first 3,000m in 9:59, which kept her in the top 30.
"I am extremely proud of how Schultz ran today," assistant coach Meaghan Harkins said. "She kept pace with the best runners in the country."
This is the first trip to the NCAA National Championship Schultz has received. Schultz received an automatic bid to the NCAA National Championship after finishing eighth overall at the NCAA Mountain Region Championship on Nov. 12. Prior to the NCAA Mountain Region Championship, Schultz finished first overall at the WAC Championship on Oct. 29.
The NCAA National Championship was not the first visit to Terre Haute for Schultz this season. Schultz competed in the Pre-National Meet back on Oct. 16, placing 27th overall.
Schultz concludes the season as WAC Athlete of the Year for a third-straight season, as well as first team All-Conference for a third-straight season.