Women Earn Four All-Region Runners in Third Place Finish
DENVER, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs placed four runners in the top 20 of the overall results in a third-place finish at today's NCAA Division II South Central Region Championships at Willis Case Golf Course in Denver. The finish qualifies the Mountain Lions for the national championships for the first time since 2006.
Veronica Sandoval, Megan Burrell and Madison Neher finished in order from No. 13 through No. 15 in a two-second span from 22:43 through 22:45. Angie Martell crossed the finish line in 22:54 and in No. 18 overall as the fourth scoring runner for UCCS. The four all-region runners are the most in a single season in UCCS program history.
Sam Bauer finished as the final scoring runner for UCCS in No. 48 overall and in 24:08.
Today's team performance means the Mountain Lions will be competing at the national championships for the first time since 2006 and for the fifth time in program history. UCCS is sending both the men's and women's teams to the national championships for the second time in school history and the first time since 2004.
The women's six-kilometer national championship race will take place at 12:30 p.m. MDT in Joplin, Mo., on Nov. 17.
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