UCCS Fourth in USTFCCCA Preseason Regional Rankings

By Jared Verner published August 27, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team was one of five RMAC teams ranked in the top five of the region in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Central Region Preseason Rankings released this afternoon. The Mountain Lions are ranked fourth in the first rankings of the season.

Luke Dakin and Matt Winfrey both return from last season's team at the national championships. The Mountain Lions matched their best team performance in program history with a No. 11 finish at nationals and recorded their best conference finish since 2005 and best regional finish since 2004.

The top six teams at the regional championships on Nov. 9, in Canyon, Texas, will advance to the national championships Nov. 23, in Spokane, Wash. The Mountain Lions have advanced to the national championships five times in program history.

UCCS will open the 2013 season at home with the Rust Buster at Monument Valley Park on Sept. 7. The men's six-kilometer run will begin at 9:15 a.m., and unattached runners can register before the meet at Direct Athletics.

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August 28, 2013Mountain Lion Men Tabbed No. 12 in National Preseason PollThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team will begin the 2013 season ranked No. 12 in the preseason U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national poll released this morning.
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