Mountain Lions Second at Regional Preview Meet
DENVER, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country placed four runners in the top seven of the overall results to finish second at this morning's South Central Regional preview meet at the Willis Case Golf Course in Denver. The Mountain Lions finished two points behind Adams State and 64 points ahead of third-place Regis.
Megan Burrell led UCCS and finished third overall with 23 minutes and 39 seconds on the six-kilometer course, where the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Championships will take place on Nov. 3. She led a pack of three Mountain Lions who finished in order, with Angie Martell in fourth and Veronica Sandoval in fifth.
Madison Naher finished in seventh overall in 24:07 to make UCCS the only team with four runners in the top seven. Melanie Diep rounded out the Mountain Lion scoring in No. 15 overall in 24:39 and finished ahead of the top runners from New Mexico Highlands, Regis and St. Mary's of Texas.
Ashley Benfield and Alyssa Andrews finished as displacers for the Mountain Lions with 24:51 and 24:52, respectively. The top seven runners for UCCS all finished within a 73-second span.
Up Next: The Mountain Lions will enjoy this weekend off to prepare for the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota on Sept. 29.
UCCS Players/Staff Featured
|Additional News Stories|
|May 1, 2013||Shaswar and Burrell Receive McLaughlin Award||University of Colorado Colorado Springs senior student-athletes Mash Shaswar and Megan Burrell were honored as the recipients of the Thomas F. McLaughlin Award at the University's annual Awards Banquet tonight in Berger Hall.|
|April 4, 2013||UCCS Adds Two to Signing Class from Early Period||University of Colorado Colorado Springs Head Women's Cross Country Coach and Co-Head Track and Field Coach David Harmer is excited to announce the addition of two student-athletes to the 2013 signing class.|
|February 25, 2013||Three Mountain Lions Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors||Women's cross country All-American Megan Burrell and teammates Angie Martell and Madison Neher earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors for cross country this morning.|
|February 8, 2013||Harmer Signs Two, Adds One Transfer for 2013-14||David Harmer, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Head Women’s Cross Country Coach and Co-Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach, is excited to announce the addition of two student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent.|
|December 13, 2012||Neher Earns RMAC All-Academic Second Team Spot||Madison Neher, an All-RMAC and all-region runner for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country team, earned a spot on the RMAC All-Academic Second Team announced on Wednesday.|