UCCS Men Fourth in USTFCCCA South Central Region Preseason Ranking
NEW ORLEANS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country earned fourth in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Central Region Preseason Rankings released this evening. It's the highest ranking in program history dating back in available records through the 2004 season.
The Mountain Lions were one of eight RMAC teams ranked in the top 10 of the preseason regional rankings. The new region includes the RMAC, Lone Star Conference and Heartland Conference, will send the top six teams from the regional championships to the national championships in Joplin, Mo.
UCCS finished fifth in the Central Region championships last season to earn a trip to the national championships in Spokane, Wash. The Mountain Lions return six runners from the squad that finished No. 19 at nationals.
UCCS opens the 2012 season at home in the annual Rust-Buster meet on Sept. 8 in Monument Valley Park.
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