Lindsey Adams runs to front in Wolf Pack cross country debut
Lindsey Adams enjoyed a big debut for the University of Nevada cross country team Friday night when she ran away with first-place during the Nature’s Bakery Nevada Twilight Classic in Sparks.
Adams, a 2015 Douglas High graduate and now redshirt freshman at Nevada, ran a time of 14:37 over the 4,000-meter course at Shadow Mountain Park to win the college women’s race by 20 seconds. The Wolf Pack swept the top seven places in the race.
Adams set a new Nevada freshman course record, 19 seconds faster than the previous record set by Emily Myers, and ranks No. 4 on the Nevada all-time list.
“This is a complete breath of fresh air,” Adams told the Nevadawolfpack.com website. “Running with all these new teammates and feeling more a part of the team just really gave me a boost from track season that motivated me so much.”
Adams originally signed with Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo at the end of her senior year of high school, however, she transferred to Nevada late last fall. She ran for the Wolf Pack during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons earlier this year.
On Friday, the Wolf Pack’s spread between their top seven runners was 32 seconds.
Here is a breakdown on other Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
HANNAH COVERLEY — College of Idaho, 2015 Douglas graduate: Hannah Coverley punched home the game-winning goal with four minutes to go in the second overtime as the Lady Yotes pulled out a 2-1 victory over Linfield College at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell, Idaho. Coverley pounced on a loose ball off a Victoria Cerda corner kick and touched a shot past Linfield’s keeper for the golden goal. Coverley is a sophomore midfielder.
CAITLYN BIDART — Lake Tahoe Community College, 2016 Douglas graduate: Bidart continues to start as a center defender and helped the Coyotes compile a 1-1-1 record this past weekend in South Lake Tahoe. After beating West Hills College (Coalinga, Calif.) 4-0 and playing Mendocino College (Ukiah, Calif.) to a 2-2 tie on Saturday, the Coyotes came back strong on Sunday in a 2-1 loss against undefeated Santa Rosa College. Santa Rosa was listed No. 3 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America national Division III women’s junior college rankings on Tuesday. “Caitlyn has been tremendous so far this season,” coach Jeremy Evans said. “She’s really grasping the positioning and responsibilities of a center back at this level. She hasn’t stepped off the field yet this year, she’s also putting in extra effort, asking questions and running sprints after practice. She’s fully bought in and is on her way to a special freshman year.”
CARMEN SHAW — Felician College (Rutherford, N.J.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Shaw opened her season with 28 kills and a .284 attack percentage Saturday during two matches in Worcester, Mass. The sophomore middle had 14 kills and eight digs as the Golden Falcons lost 3-2 against Salem International. She also delivered 14 kills in a 3-0 loss to Saint Anselm.
SHAY WORLEY — Hartford University (West Hartford, Conn.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Worley had 11 digs and three aces Saturday in a 3-2 win over Manhattan in addition to 11 digs and two aces in a 3-2 victory against Central Connecticut in two matches played at home in West Hartford.
ANDREW JENSEN — University of Jamestown (Jamestown, N.D.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Jensen, a sophomore defensive tackle, was credited with three tackles (two solo, one assist) and forced one fumble that helped the Jimmies to a 30-13 victory at home on Saturday against Concordia-Moorehead (N.D.). Jensen’s forced fumble came early in the second quarter and set up a touchdown that put the Jimmies on top, 14-0.
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