Mountain Lions Improve to Fourth in New Regional Poll

By Jared Verner published October 23, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - After the best conference finish in six seasons, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country team improved to fourth in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Central Regional Poll released this morning. It's the highest regional ranking for the Mountain Lions this season.

UCCS finished third at the RMAC Championships last Saturday at Monument Valley Park with four All-RMAC runners. It was the highest finish since 2006 and the most all-conference performances in program history.

The Mountain Lions are one of three RMAC teams ranked in the top four of the regional rankings, along with Adams State and Western State. Colorado Mines is in seventh while Fort Lewis sits in No. 10 going into the regional meet.

UCCS will take this weekend off to prepare for the 2012 NCAA Division II South Central Region Championships in Denver on Nov. 3. The top five teams at the regional championships will advance to the national championships on Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo.

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