UCCS Women's Cross Country Improves to Fifth in Regional Rankings
NEW ORLEANS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country improved to fifth in the first regular season release of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Central Regional Rankings released this morning. The announcement comes after the success at the home Rust Buster meet and yesterday's regional preview meet.
The Mountain Lions moved up after Regis slipped down from fourth to seventh after the first two weeks of the season. UCCS finished 64 points ahead of the Rangers at the preview meet and second overall with four runners in the top seven of the overall results.
The Mountain Lions placed 14 runners ahead of the second-best runner from New Mexico Highlands and third-best runner from Metro State at the Rust Buster meet on Sept. 8. Angie Martell led the team with 15 minutes, 16.1 seconds on the course at Monument Valley Park.
The NCAA will take the top five teams from the South Central Regional Championships on Nov. 3, for the national championships scheduled for Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo.
UCCS will take this weekend off to prepare for the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 29 in Falcon Heights, Minn.
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