UCCS Remains in Fourth in Latest USTFCCCA Regional Poll

By Jared Verner published October 9, 2012


NEW ORLEANS - The top six teams, including the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team, remained the same in the new U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Central Regional rankings released this morning. The Mountain Lions stayed in fourth in the latest rankings for the fifth time this season.

UCCS sent a limited number of runners to the Metro State Invitational over the weekend with David McCloskey leading the four Mountain Lions. McCloskey finished in a time of 28 minutes and 46 seconds at Denver's Washington Park.

UCCS moved into the nation's top 10 last week at ninth after the team won the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 29 in St. Paul, Minn. The Mountain Lions were one of four RMAC teams in the top 10 of the national polls, along with Adams State, Western State and Colorado Mines. The new national polls will be released tomorrow morning.

The Mountain Lions will be off this weekend to prepare for the 2012 RMAC Championships at Monument Valley Park on Oct. 20. UCCS will host the event for the first time in program history and host 25 other men's and women's teams in downtown Colorado Springs for the championships. The meet will also take place in conjunction with the Colorado USATF Championships.

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