Men complete historic double

By Doug Fitzgerald published November 6, 2004

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs menâ€TMs cross country team took third place at the Division II North Central Regional at Vermillion, S.D. Saturday, earning a berth at nationals.

The Mountain Lions will compete for a national championship on Nov. 20 at Evansville, Ind.

The victory completed an historic double for CU-Colorado Springs. The Mountain Lions women's team also qualified for nationals by taking fourth at regionals earlier Saturday, marking the first time in school history that both teams had qualified.

CU-Colorado Springs amassed 98 team points to easily outpace fourth place South Dakota (138 points), the meetâ€TMs host, and fifth place Minnesota State-Mankato (144). Western State followed its Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship by taking first place, followed closely by Adams State. Western State and Adams State have won every Division II cross country championship since 1989.

Moses Tum covered the 10-kilomoeter course in 31 minutes, 3 seconds to lead the Mountain Lions and finish seventh overall. Levi Brathall (31:41) took 10th, Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez (32:24) came in 18th, Brad Winn (32:51) finished 29th and Jay Luna (33:17) finished 34th. Phil Harrison (33:56) and Jason Braun (34:53) also competed for CU-Colorado Springs, but only the top five finishers counted towards the team score.

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