UCCS Women Picked Fifth in RMAC Preseason Poll, Men Picked Sixth

By Matt Rigby published September 1, 2009

The UCCS Womenâ€TMs Cross-Country Team was picked fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pre-season coachesâ€TM poll, while the UCCS Menâ€TMs Cross-Country Team has been selected to finish sixth.

The womenâ€TMs team lost Shannon Payne, who placed 3rd at the NCAA Division II National Championship, from last yearâ€TMs team. They are lad by returners Kaitlin Frier, (Junior), Alicia Del Pardo (Junior) and Christy Severy (Senior).

The Menâ€TMs team placed 17th in the team standing at the NCAA Division II National Championship. They lost four seniors from last year team. The team is lead by returners Casey Weaver (Sophmore) and Joel Kienitz (Senior), both of whom had National Championship race experience from last years team.

Also, the UCCS Womenâ€TMs team is ranked 9th in the Central pre-season ranking. The Menâ€TMs team is not ranked in pre-season top 10 for the Central Region.

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