Nevada's Burke Named WAC Cross Country Athlete of Week

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DENVER - New Mexico State's Kevin Palmer and Nevada's Jordan Burke have been named the Western Athletic Conference men and women's Cross Country Athletes of the Week.

Burke, a sophomore from Auburn, Calif. (Placer HS), finished second overall at the 5K WAC Preview Open hosted by Nevada at Rancho San Rafael Park.

Burke and top finisher Kristina Holtz of Sacramento State clocked identical times of 20:05 as Hotlz just edged Burke at the finish line. The race was Burke's first meet since the Pack's season-opening meet on Sept. 4.