Payne Wins Second Straight Runner of the Week Award

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 13, 2006

For the second consecutive week University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner Shannon Payne was chosen as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Boulder Running Company women's cross country runner of the week, the conference announced Wednesday.

The junior from Franktown finished Saturday's 6-kikilometer Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque with a time of 22 minutes, 7 seconds to finish fourth. She defeated 25 Division I runners and was only seven seconds behind race winner Meredeth Snow of Texas A&M. Payne posted the same time as the second and third place finishers, both from New Mexico.

Payne has now won a UCCS-record five RMAC runner of the week honors in her career. 

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