UCCS Ranked 8th in the Cross-Country Pre-Season Polls

By Matt Rigby published August 30, 2010

Both the Men's and Women's Cross-Country teams at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs were selected 8th in the preseason poll for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The men's team received 70 points in the pre-season conference rankings and the women's team received 86 points. Both Mountain Lions teams were also selected 10th in the pre-season North-Central region rankings.

In 2009 the UCCS Men placed 8th at the RMAC Conference Championship and 10th at the North-Central regional. The UCCS Women placed 8th at the 2009 RMAC Championship and 16th at the North-Central region.

Adams State was selected as the unanimous favorite to win the 2010 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the North-Central region for both the men's and women's competitions. The Adams State men are also the heavy favorites to win the 2010 cross-country NCAA D-II National Championship.

The UCCS Mountain cross-country schedule begins in Saturday, September 11 with the Rust Buster Invitational at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs. UCCS is the host team for the Rust Buster and the competition will include the Air Force Academy, University of Denver, Colorado State-Pueblo, Colorado College and Metro State, among some others. The Mountain Loins will also unveil some new stylish yellow uniforms.  

Additional important dates for the season are:

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship-Sat. Nov. 6 in Las Vegas, NM

North-Central Regional-Sat. Nov. 20 in Wayne, Neb.

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