UCCS Women's Cross Country Picked at No. 6 in RMAC Preseason Poll
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country team earned the No. 6 spot in the 2012 RMAC Preseason Coaches' Poll released this afternoon. The Mountain Lions were picked to finish two spots better than their 2011 performance at the conference championships.
UCCS will carry a young squad into the 2012 season, with two seniors in Sara Kettelkamp and Megan Burrell. All seven members of the Mountain Lions' 2011 regional squad return for this season, including top runner Sam Bauer. Another sophomore, Ashley Benfield, led UCCS at the conference championships last season.
A sixth-place finish in the RMAC championships would be the best finish for UCCS since the 2008 season. Colorado Springs will host the 2012 RMAC Cross Country Championships Oct. 20 in Monument Valley Park. The park will also host the Colorado USATF Championships earlier in the morning ahead of the conference championships.
The regional championships will take place in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 3, and the top five teams from the regional meet will compete at the national championships in Joplin, Mo., on Nov. 17.
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