Cross Country

Graham-Zamudio named WCC Runner of the Month

Oct. 8, 2013

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Loyola Marymount junior Grace Graham-Zamudio has been named the West Coast Conference Women's Cross Country Player of the Month for September.

New to the Lion pack this fall, Graham-Zamudio has been LMU's early leader through three meets in September, earning a pair of first-place finishes and most recently taking eighth at the highly-competitive Stanford Invitational. In LMU's season-opener, the Mark Covert Classic hosted by Cal State Fullerton, Graham-Zamudio won the individual 5k title in a time of 17:45.5. Her performance helped lead LMU to a team title as well.

Two weeks later at the WCC Preview Meet in Malibu, Graham-Zamudio clinched her second straight individual title while also leading the Lions to a second straight team title in a field that included four other WCC teams. The race, which she finished in 20:50.90, was also her first career 6k. In the Lions' final meet of September - the Stanford Invitational - Graham-Zamudio took eighth in 21:37 as the Lions placed third in the team standings.

Also nominated: Maren Fassman, BYU; Becky Grabow, UOP; Laura Hottenrott, POR

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