NOTRE DAME, Ind. – New Mexico junior Weini Kelati picked up right where she left off during the 2018 cross country season at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday morning, winning the Blue Division race in 16:01.61.
In her first cross country race of the season, Kelati finished 12.12 seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher, Alicia Monson of Wisconsin, to earn the individual title.
Friday’s win marked her fourth individual win in the last two years and was an improvement of five places and 22.29 seconds from her last appearance at Notre Dame. Kelati finished sixth with a time of 16:23.9 in her Lobo debut in 2017.
Fellow Lobo Ednah Kurgat gave the University of New Mexico women two top-five finishers with a fifth-place result after navigating the course at the Burke Golf Course in 16:23.81.