Women's Cross Country Enters National Rankings at No. 30
NEW ORLEANS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country team entered the national rankings for the first time this season at No. 30 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II poll released earlier today. The team becomes the fourth program at UCCS to either be nationally ranked or receiving votes this season.
The Mountain Lions moved into the national rankings after a second-place finish at the South Central Regional Preview meet on Monday morning in Denver and a strong performance at the season-opening Rust Buster. At the regional preview meet, Megan Burrell finished third overall to lead four Mountain Lions in the top seven of the overall results as UCCS finished second by two points behind Adams State.
At the Rust Buster, Angie Martell led the team with 15 minutes and 16.1 seconds. The Mountain Lions also placed their top 14 runners ahead of the second-best runner from New Mexico Highlands and the third-best runner from Metro State.
The Mountain Lions were ranked fifth in the South Central Regional rankings released yesterday. The top five teams in the regional championships on Nov. 3 will advance to the national championships on Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo.
UCCS will enjoy the upcoming week off from competition to prepare for the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 29 in Falcon Heights, Minn.
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