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Gonzaga's Shelby Mills Selected as Runner of the Month

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Women’s Runner of the Month for October 2015

WEST COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE MONTH – Shelby Mills, Sr. – GON

Gonzaga senior Shelby Mills is having quite the month of October, finishing on high note as she led the Gonzaga women to a WCC title 20 years in the making. Mills was the individual champion at the 2015 WCC Championship becoming only the second Bulldog runner to ever win a WCC Cross country title. The last was Cheska Fairbanks in 1996. Mills separated herself from the 82-runner field early on and maintained that lead all the way to the finish. She ran the 6k Plantes Ferry Park course with a time of 20:55.7, beating out the second place runner by nearly eleven seconds.  

 

Earlier this month Mills ran a 20:54.9 at the Washington Invitational. She also led the Gonzaga women to an individual and team victory at the Inland Empire Challenge in Lewiston, Idaho.

 

RESULTS:

Oct. 2 - Washington Invitational, 50th overall, 20:54.9 (6k)

Oct. 17 - Inland Empire Challenge, 1st overall, 16:56 (6,000m)

Oct. 31 - WCC Championships 1st overall, 20:55.7 (6k)

 

Also Nominated:

Danielle Shanahan (LMU), Grayson Murphy (SCU), Elena Burkard (USF), Natalie Shields-Connolly (BYU), Mia Knipper (PAC)

2015 WCC Womens Cross Country Runner of the Month

October – Shelby Mills, Gonzaga

September – Alice Jensen, BYU