Mountain Lion Men Remain Ninth in Latest National Poll

By Jared Verner published October 24, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team remained in ninth with this morning's release of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Poll. The Mountain Lions have been ranked in the top 10 for the fourth consecutive week.

Eight of the top 10 teams remained in the same position from last week after the completion of all but one conference championship. The Mountain Lions finished fourth at the RMAC Championships last Saturday, behind first-ranked Adams State, second-ranked Colorado Mines and fifth-ranked Western State.

Emilio Trujillo earned First Team All-RMAC honors with a seventh-place at the conference championships while Mike English placed No. 18 for third team honors. It was the first time since 2004 the Mountain Lions finished with two all-conference runners.

Every team in Division II, except for teams in the Pacific West Conference, will be off this weekend ahead of the NCAA Division II Regional Championships on Nov. 3. UCCS will compete in the South Central Championships in Denver in the qualifying race for the national championships on Nov. 17. The top six teams from the Denver meet will advance to the national meet in Joplin, Mo.

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