Women's Cross Country Enters National Rankings at No. 30

By Jared Verner published September 19, 2012

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.

Additional News Stories
May 1, 2013Shaswar and Burrell Receive McLaughlin AwardUniversity 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, 2013UCCS Adds Two to Signing Class from Early PeriodUniversity 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, 2013Three Mountain Lions Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic HonorsWomen'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, 2013Harmer Signs Two, Adds One Transfer for 2013-14David 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, 2012Neher Earns RMAC All-Academic Second Team SpotMadison 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.
Visit our Facebook pageVisit the UCCS Mount Lion's Twitter pageVisit the UCCS Mountain Lions Youtube pageVisit UCCS Rss feeds