No. 13 Mountain Lions Back in Action at Monument Valley Park on Saturday

By Jared Verner published September 14, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The No. 13 University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team will return to competition at Monument Valley Park for the second time in as many weekends, this time for the Colorado College Invitational. The eight-kilometer race will begin at 9 a.m. and utilize several of the same trails as last week's Rust Buster.

The race will be the first event at eight kilometers this season and the first to be scored for the Mountain Lions. The course will start and finish near the parking area off of Fontanero Street, similar to the Rust Buster, but will use trails heading south of the start and finish area down to Uintah Street.

The Mountain Lions will primarily use the event for a competitive training run after the Rust Buster last week and the Roy Griak Invitational in two weeks. For freshman, the race will be their first collegiate 8K race after last weeks 6K race at Monument Valley.

No other RMAC teams are expected to compete with the Mountain Lions tomorrow in what is a relatively quiet week across the conference compared to last week. The only other teams in action tomorrow - Colorado Mines and Metro State - are sending runners to the Woody Greeno Invitational at Nebraska-Lincoln.

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