Mountain Lions Finish Sixth at RMAC Championships

By Ashley Sikora published October 26, 2013

SILVER CITY, N.M. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team finished sixth today at the RMAC Championships in Silver City, N.M. Nick Baca finished No. 33 out of the 107 collegiate runners with a time of 26 minutes, 13.6 seconds.

Matt Winfrey finished seven seconds behind Baca in 26:19.5 to place No. 36.  Winfrey improved by four places overall from the last RMAC Championships. Mitch Klomp and Corey Brown finished No. 42 and 44, respectively.  Luke Dakin rounded out the team scoring for the Mountain Lions with a time of 26:43.9 and finished No. 45.

The Mountain Lions ran together in packs for a majority of the eight-kilometer race on the Silver City Golf Course. Eight of the nine runners finished in the top half of the overall results and all nine finished within 50 seconds of each other. 

Ryder Tam received the RMAC Summit Award for the 2013 men's cross country season during the post-race awards ceremony. Tam had the highest cumulative grade point average among conference runners who competed at the conference championships with a 3.949 in mechanical engineering.    

The conference championship was the final meet before the NCAA Division II South Central Region Championships, Nov. 9, in Canyon, Texas.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Nick BacaNick BacaJr.
Matt WinfreyMatt WinfreyJr.
Mitch KlompMitch KlompR-Fr.
Corey BrownCorey BrownR-Fr.
Luke DakinLuke DakinSr.
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