UCCS Remains in Fourth in Latest USTFCCCA Regional Poll
NEW ORLEANS - The top four spots in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Central Regional Poll mirrored the top four results of Saturday's RMAC Championships as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team remained in fourth in today's new rankings. The Mountain Lions have been ranked fourth in every regional poll of the season.
UCCS finished fourth in last Saturday's RMAC Championships with all-conference performances from Emilio Trujillo and Mike English. Trujillo recorded the second-highest finish for a Mountain Lion in the conference championships and the best since 1998, while the two All-RMAC runners was the first in program history since 2004.
The top four teams in the regional poll are from the RMAC, led by Adams State, Colorado Mines and Western State. Metro State and New Mexico Highlands came in at seventh and eighth, respectively, with Fort Lewis in No. 10. The Lone Star Conference filled out the other three sports and no teams from the Heartland Conference were mentioned among the top 10 teams.
The Mountain Lions will take this weekend off to prepare for the 2012 NCAA Division II South Central Region Championships on Nov. 3 in Denver. The top six teams at the regional meet will advance to the national championships on Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo.
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