Men Remain Steady in First Regional Poll of Season
NEW ORLEANS - After a perfect score last weekend and a strong performance at the Rust Buster, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team maintained its position in fourth in the first regular season South Central Regional rankings of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released this morning.
The top seven teams from the preseason rankings remained the same during the first two weeks of the season. The Mountain Lions recorded a perfect score at last Saturday's Colorado College Invitational with the top six runners and nine of the top 11 finishers, led by Emilio Trujillo's time of 26 minutes and eight seconds on the eight-kilometer course.
UCCS opened the season on the same course on Sept. 8 with the Fifth Annual Rust Buster meet, and placed three runners in the top eight overall. Trujillo also won the race with 18:51.3 over six kilometers.
The Mountain Lions will be going for a second straight national championship appearance this season after finishing in No. 19 last season. The NCAA will take the top six teams from the South Central Regional Championships on Nov. 3 for the national championships on Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo.
UCCS will compete again on Sept. 29, at the Roy Griak Invitational at Falcon Heights, Minn., hosted by the University of Minnesota.
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