UCCS Improves to No. 11 in Latest National Ranking

By Jared Verner published November 7, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - A third-place finish at last weekend's NCAA Division II South Central Region Championships moved the University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country team into No. 11 in the new U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Rankings released this afternoon.

The Mountain Lions recorded their best regional finish since 2006 with four all-region runners from Saturday's championships. Veronica Sandoval, Megan Burrell, Madison Neher and Angie Martell made it the most all-region performers for UCCS in a single season in program history.

The ranking is the highest for UCCS this season. The Mountain Lions are one of four RMAC teams ranked in the top 15 of the national rankings.

The Mountain Lions will compete in the national championships for the fifth time in program history on Nov. 17 at the Missouri Southern State University Cross Country Course in Joplin, Mo. The women's six-kilometer race will begin at 10:30 a.m. MST.

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