Payne Named Cross Country Athlete of the Week

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 8, 2005

Shannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's women's cross country runner of the week, the conference announced Thursday.

Payne was the winner of the women's race at the Wyoming Invitational on Sept. 2, where she topped 31 Division I runners from Colorado State, Air Force, Wyoming and Northern Colorado. The Mountain Lions took second place as a team behind only Colorado State.

Payne covered the course at Jacoby Golf Course in 14 Minutes, 51.30 seconds, over ten seconds faster than CSU's Kirsten Anthony, who took second.

UCCS' Sarah Shepard finished eighth with a time of 15:26.30. Megan Lund (15:35.60) took 11th, Ashley Birger (15:54.00) was 14th and freshman Addie Devine (15:54.30) took 15th.

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