Mountain Lions Jump to No. 15 in New National Polls
NEW ORLEANS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country team moved up 13 spots to No. 15 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Poll released earlier this morning. The jump was the largest by any team in the nation and reflected the inclusion of the Roy Griak Invitational results on Sept. 29.
UCCS won the Maroon II race the Griak Invitational and was one of two teams to place three runners in the top 20 of the overall results. The Mountain Lions defeated 37 other teams to claim the title, along with the men's team.
The Mountain Lions had a limited number of runners compete at the Metro State Invitational last Saturday, and had Sam Bauer lead the team with a No. 11 overall finish. She placed ahead of the top runners from conference members Colorado Mesa and Fort Lewis.
The jump made the Mountain Lions one of four RMAC teams ranked in the top 15 of the national polls, along with Adams State, Western State and Colorado Mines. The depth of the conference will be on display when UCCS hosts the 2012 RMAC Championships on Oct. 20 in Monument Valley Park. The women's six-kilometer race will begin at 10:45 a.m. at the area near Fontanero Street.
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