UCCS Remains in Fourth in Latest USTFCCCA Regional Poll
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.
|Additional News Stories|
|March 6, 2013||Cross Country Raises Nearly $4,600 for Cheptigit Primary School||The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team raised nearly $4,600 for the Cheptigit Primary School in Kaptagat, Kenya, in last Friday's Kenyan Dinner Night at The Grace Place Church in Colorado Springs.|
|February 27, 2013||Kenyan Dinner Set for Friday Night||Members of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team will hold a charity "Kenyan Dinner Night" this Friday night at The Grace Place Church at 2403 Templeton Gap Road.|
|February 25, 2013||Dakin, English Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Award||University of Colorado Colorado Springs men’s cross country student-athletes Luke Dakin and Mike English earned a spot on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic teams announced this morning.|
|February 15, 2013||March 1 Dinner Caps UCCS Kenya Trip||Over the last couple days the UCCS Cross Country team's trip to Kenya has been told, and their explorations revered. Like any great story however, en ending was needed and the team has a grand finale already in the works.|
|February 13, 2013||Changed Mountain Lions Benefit From Exposure to Kenyan Culture||As mentioned in the previous story of this series, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Cross Country team took a trip to Kenya this past Christmas break. The trip was the first outside the continental United States for most participating.|