Mountain Lions Impressive at CC

published September 13, 2003

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team received exciting news this past week when they discovered that they were ranked eighth nationally. Saturday at the Colorado College Invitational, they proved that the ranking was no fluke.

Kelly Smith finished fourth and five Mountain Lions crossed the finish line among the top 15 runners as CU-Colorado Springs took second behind only second-ranked Adams State.

CU-Colorado Springs' top five runners posted an average time of 19 minutes, 1 second. Last year's team, which went on to an 11th-place finish at nationals, ran the same course in 19:53.

Megan Lund was the Mountain Lions' second fastest finisher, coming in ninth. She was followed closely by Sarah Shepard (11th), Tina Gray (14th) and Ashley Birger (15th).

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