Mountain Lions Second at Regional Preview Meet

By Jared Verner published September 17, 2012

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.

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