Herrera, Packard establish personal bests at Cougar Cowbell

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - CSU-Pueblo's Lindsey Herrera and Rebecca Packard saved their best performance for the meet prior to the RMAC Championships, turning in personal best times at the Cougar Cowbell cross country meet.

Herrera turned in a time of 20:58, fourth in the field of 15, while Packard, who finished 10th, cross the finish line with a 23:47 time.

The course was unique, consisting of dropoffs and hills for the runners, but despite that, the Pack runners were up to the challenge.

"The course was unique and challenging," Pack cross country coach Chad Perry said. "But they were ready to run, and it was great that they put up their personal bests."

Herrera has made monumentous strides after being a late addition to the team this season. This is the second straight meet where she has posted a personal best, a trendy Perry thinks she will continue going into the RMAC Championships next weekend.

"Lindsey had a great week of work, and she is running right where she needs to be going into the RMAC," Perry said.

Herrera and Packard were the only two ThunderWolf runners to compete at the meet, and as a result, the team was unable to qualify for a team score.