Rust Buster Preview

By Matt Rigby published September 7, 2010

A field of eight teams is set for the Third Annual Rust Buster Invitational on Saturday, September 11th. Joining the UCCS Mountain Lions will be runners from the Air Force Academy, University of Denver, Colorado College, Metro State, Colorado State-Pueblo, Johnson & Wales and Crown College out of Minnesota. All the teams will have entries in both the men's and women's races except for Colorado State-Pueblo, who will only enter a women's team.


In a change from last year the Boulder Running Company will host an open race to start the day of racing at 8:30 am. The men's 6,000 meter race will then follow and the women's 4,000 meter competition concludes the Rust Buster Invitational. Open registration begins at 7 am.


The Rust Buster schedule

Saturday, September 11

@ Monument Valley Park


7 am-open race registration begins

8:30 am-The Boulder Running Company open race

9:15 am-The Men's Collegiate Invitational

10:00 am-The Women's Collegiate Invitational

11:00 am-awards



Last year the UCCS men's and women's teams were largely young and inexperienced. This year the Mountain Lions have a lot of depth and experience returning along with a solid in coming freshman class. It should be a great season for UCCS cross-country and it all begins this coming Saturday.

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