Two Mountain Lion Runners Voted to Preseason Poll
Shannon Payne and Jenna Dorsey-Spitz were named to the preseason all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team, the conference announced Wednesday.
Payne, who took 11th at nationals this past season, received the second-highest vote total behind only Adams State's Brittany Somers. Dorsey-Spitz took 35th at nationals.
The Mountain Lion women were picked to finish third in the RMAC under new coach Mark Misch. UCCS finished third at both the RMAC championships and at the North Central Regional meet a year ago, each time slotting in behind Adams State and Western State. The Mountain Lions finished seventh nationally.
UCCS returns two other runners, Christy Severy and Whitney Lund, who competed at nationals.
The UCCS men's team was chosen to finish fifth in the preseason poll.
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