Mountain Lion Women Improve Three Spots in Latest National Poll
NEW ORLEANS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country team moved to No. 28, an improvement of three spots, in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national rankings released this morning. The Mountain Lions are coming off a victory at last Saturday's Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota.
UCCS defeated seven teams at the Griak Invitational ranked ahead of them in the latest national poll, including seventh-ranked Mary. The Mountain Lions are one of four conference teams ranked in the top 30 nearing the end of the non-championship season.
Megan Burrell led UCCS at the Griak Invitational with 22 minutes and 39 seconds on the six-kilometer course as the Mountain Lions placed three runners in the top 20 of the overall results. UCCS won by a 15-point margin against runner-up Winona State, who is ranked No. 18 in the new polls.
The Mountain Lions will send runners to the Metro State Invitational on Saturday at Denver's Washington Park to close the non-championship season. UCCS will begin the championship schedule at home on Oct. 20 with the RMAC championships in Monument Valley Park.
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