Mountain Lions Compete for Fifth Trip to National Championships on Saturday

By Jared Verner published November 2, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - No. 14 University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country team will compete against new regional teams and will look to claim one of the five spots to the national championships in the 2012 NCAA Division II South Central Region Championships on Saturday morning at Willis Case Golf Course in Denver. The women's six-kilometer race begins at 11:30 a.m.

The Mountain Lions will look to make their fifth trip to the national championships and their first since the 2006 season. The new South Central Region, with teams from the RMAC, Heartland Conference and Lone Star Conference, has five automatic qualifiers for the national championships to be held Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo.

The 2012 championship season will mark the first season with expanded fields approved by the NCAA Division II Championships Committee in August 2011. The national meet will host 24 teams and 24 individual at-large runners at the Missouri Southern State University Cross Country Course in Joplin.

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