Sept. 28, 2012
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Arizona State women’s track and field team ran its complete ‘A’ team for the first time this season to the tune of a 10th-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
Sophomore Shelby Houlihan followed up her season-opening victory at the George Kyte Classic with a 13th-place run at the Notre Dame Golf Course on Friday, clocking an impressive time of 16:58 over the 5,000-meter course.
Houlihan was just 13 seconds out of third with the finish and continued her streak of pacing the ASU women at every event she has competed in as a Sun Devil.
For Olivas, it was her first career run while wearing the Maroon and Gold.
The Sun Devil women scored 244 points in the event for the 10th-place run. No. 2 Florida State was the team champion with a dominating run en route to scoring just 29 points.
ASU finished ahead of the lone other Pac-12 team at the competition, as Washington State took 18th out of the 18 teams with 499 points.
The Sun Devil women will return to action next weekend at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Buckeye, Ariz., next weekend where the team will likely run its ‘B’ squad. The ‘A’ team will return to action for what will essentially be a preview of the NCAA Championships at the Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wis., set to take place on Oct. 12.