Payne earns second cross country runner of the week award

By Daryl Ward published October 8, 2008

Shannon Payne of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference womenâ€TMs cross country runner of the week, the conference announced Wednesday.

It was the second time this season that Payne had been so honored. She was also named runner of the week for the week of September 22.

Payne finished first at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder, Colo. Saturday. Her 5.8-kilometer time of 21:25 was eight seconds faster than the second place finisher and almost two minutes faster than teammate Kaitlin Frier. There were 114 runners at the meet, including both Division I and Division II All-Americans. Payne outran 24 Division I runners.

The UCCS womenâ€TMs cross country took fourth place at the Rocky Mountain Shootout.

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