Payned Named RMAC Runner of the Week

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 6, 2006

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior Shannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.

Payne set a new course record in winning the Division-I dominated Wyoming Invitational, held last Friday in Laramie, Wyo. She finished the 4K race in 14 minutes, 48 seconds, beating out 33 Division I runners. Payne led the Mountain Lions to a second place team finish in the six-team, 55 runner meet.

Payne and the Mountain Lions will compete at another Division I-hosted meet on Saturday when they head to Albuquerque for the Lobo Invitational. Unlike the Wyoming Invitational, Saturday's race will feature a large contingent of Division II schools, including seven from the RMAC.

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