Olvera in the NCAA Championship
Sophomore Laura Olvera will represent UC Irvine’s women’s cross country team in the 6,000- meter race during the NCAA Championships on Monday, Nov. 20 in Indiana.
Olvera qualified for the event after placing third place in the NCAA West Regional Championships with a time of 21 minutes and 16:20 seconds.
Her third-place finish helped the women’s cross country team finish in eighth place at the NCAA West Regional. The team also finished third in the Big West Championships earlier in the season.
Olvera has already accumulated numerous awards in her career. She was named the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year in 2005 and started the season with a first place finish in the UC Irvine Invitational.