|Hometown||Del Norte, Colo.|
|Prev. School||Del Norte HS|
Cross Country Took Fifth place on the team and 10th place overall at the inaugural Rust-Buster Invitational with a time of 20 minutes, 55 seconds
2007-08: Track: Did not compete. Cross Country: Placed 43rd at the Lobo Invitational Sept. 8 with a time of 28:46 ... finished 39th at the Colorado College Invite Sept. 22 with a time of 29:34.14 ... placed 79th at the Fort Hays State Invitational Oct. 6 with a time of 29:08.89 ... finished 54th at the RMAC championships Oct. 20 with a time of 29:33.99 ... placed 90th at Regionals Nov. 3 with a time of 34:36.
2006-07: Track: Placed 10th in the 3000m at Potts Invitational Mar. 17 ... finished sixth in the 5000m at Rob Upton Invitational Mar. 24 ... placed 13th in the 10,000m at the RMAC Outdoor Championships May 8. Cross Country: Finished 58th at the Wyoming Invitational Sept. 1 ... competed in the Rocky Mountain Shootout Sept. 30.
2005-06: Track: Placed 26th in the 3000m at the Joe Davies Invitational ... placed sixth in the 3000m at the Air Force Invitational ... placed 17th in the 3000m at the Air Force Invitational ... placed 26th in the 3000m at the RMAC Indoor Championships ... placed 18th in the 3000m at the Potts Invitational ... placed third in the 5000m at the Colorado College Invitational ... placed 26th in the 1500m at the Jack Christiansen Invitational ... placed 20th in the 1500m at the RMAC Outdoor Championships ... placed 23rd in the 5000m at the RMAC Outdoor Championships. Cross Country: Placed 34th at the Colorado College Invitational ... competed in the Boulder Shootout.
Pre UCCS Notes:
Before UCCS: Cross country MVP at Del Norte High School four times .. named outstanding runner in track four times ... qualified for state in cross country ... placed second at state in the 4X800m relay ... placed fourth at state in the mile ... placed seventh at state in the 800m ... helped Del Norte place third and fifth at state in basketball.
Personal: Majoring in Biology ... Academic All-State three times ... enjoys playing video games and sleeping ... has one brother, Phil, and two sisters, Carrie Ann and Jessica ... parents are Phil Ruibal and Rita Montoya.
Stories featuring Carlos Ruibal
|October 4, 2009||Payne Wins Rocky Mountain Shootout, Both Teams Take Fourth||BOULDER â€“ In her most recent competition, Shannon Payne was impressive in an NCAA Division I cross country meet. Saturday, she did herself one better.|
|May 4, 2009||Freshman Duo Takes Second and Sixth in Decathlon at RMAC Track Championships||ALAMOSA - Entering the homestretch of the final event of the men's decathlon - the 1,500-meter run - a hint of a smile crossed Brian Hopkins' face.|
|April 26, 2009||UCCS 4X100 Team Sets New School Record with a Little Help from Friends||FORT COLLINS - Sometimes we have to get by with a little help from our friends.|
|April 18, 2009||Mountain Lions Compete at KU Relays||LAWRENCE, Kan. - The 10 Mountain Lions competing at the 82nd annual Kansas Relays Thursday were able to leave with several P.R.'s and season bests as every runner finished in the top 30 of every field in their respective events.|
|April 3, 2009||Mountain Lions Beat the Snow, Compete at Spank Blasing Meet in Pueblo||PUEBLO - The CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves broke in their new track while hosting their debut invitational at Friday's Spank Blasing Invitational. As seems typical of early outdoor track season, 25 mile per hour winds prevailed, making an already somewhat difficult day more difficult for the Mountain Lions.|
|February 20, 2009||Gomez Punches Ticket to Nationals at CSM Twilight Invitational||GOLDEN, CO - The Mines Twilight Invitational would have been more appropriately named the Mines Midnight Invitational.|
|January 31, 2009||UCCS Continues its Tuneup for RMAC Championships at Joe Davies Invite||GOLDEN, Colo. - Friday's Joe Davies Invitational proved to be the opportune time for the Mountain Lions to edit their record books and show that, come the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in less than one month, they too will be a factor.|
|November 22, 2008||UCCS Men Take 17th at Nationals||SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springsâ€™ rise to prominence in menâ€™s cross country continued Saturday as the Mountain Lions took 17th at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships at Cooperâ€™s Lake Campground.|
|November 8, 2008||'Depth Charge' Sinks Highlands, Sends UCCS to Nationals||KEARNEY, Neb. â€“ Mark Mischâ€™s â€˜depth chargeâ€™ sent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs menâ€™s cross country team to nationals for only the second time in school history.|
|October 25, 2008||Payne Takes Second, Teams Fifth and Sixth at RMAC Championships||GRAND JUNCTION â€“ Round 2 of the Shannon Payne â€“ Lavenna Mullenbach showdown went to Mullenbach.|
|September 20, 2008||UCCS Women Take Fifth, Men Ninth at University of Nebraska Meet||LINCOLN, Neb. â€“ In the cross country community, it is widely recognized that the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference is the equal of most, if not all, Division I conferences. Knowing that, itâ€™s little wonder that University of Colorado at Colorado Spring coach Mark Misch is preparing his team for the RMAC championships by competing in consecutive Division I meets.|
|July 25, 2008||UCCS Runners Roundup||Recent University of Colorado at Colorado Springs graduate and star cross country runner, Sarah â€œShepâ€ Shepard won the womenâ€™s division of the La Sportiva Vail Hill Climb over the Fourth of July weekend. Additionally, UCCS cross country and track head coach Mark Misch won the 30-39 age group at the same event. Misch came in fifth overall while Shepard claimed 15th.|
|January 14, 2008||2008 Season Preview||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team has produced several All-Americans over the past 10 years. During that same period, however, the UCCS women have never finished higher than fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship meet and the men have finished either last or next to last every season.|
|October 20, 2007||Cross Country: Women Take Fifth, Men Sixth at RMAC Chmpionships||Behind a 19th-place finish by Jenna Dorsey-Spitz, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women finished in fifth place Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.|
|September 22, 2007||Men's XC: UCCS takes second at CC Invitational||COLORADO SPRINGS -- Branson Bartlett and Dan Pinter broke away from the pack to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's cross country team to a second-place finish at the Colorado College Invitational Saturday at Monument Valley Park.|
|September 6, 2007||Cross Country Season Preview||You've got a freshman-laden roster, a new coach and your best runner just had knee surgery. Sounds like the makings of a rebuilding year for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country team, doesn't it?|
|May 7, 2007||UCCS Men Disappointed After First Day of RMAC Championships||ALAMOSA -- Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez finished 10th in the 10,000-meter run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs opened its participation Monday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at rex Stadium.|
|April 21, 2007||Men's Track Competes in Both Fort Collins and Alamosa||Alex Vazquez took fourth place in the 800-meter run to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday at the Travis McKinley Open in Alamosa.|
|March 24, 2007||Allen Earns Provisional Qualifying Mark in High Jump||Storm Allen set a new UCCS record and provisionally qualified for nationals Saturday by clearing 6 feet, 9.5 inches in the high jump at the Rob Upton Invitational at Fort Collins.|
|March 17, 2007||Allen Wins High Jump to Lead UCCS Men at Boulder||Storm Allen cleared 6 feet, 6.75 inches to win the high jump and lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's track team in its first outdoor meet of the season, the Potts Invitational in Boulder.|
|February 23, 2007||Rubalcaba-Lopez finishes fifth in 5,000 in first day of RMAC Championships||Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez had a fifth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run on Friday at the 2007 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championships in Golden, Colorado.|
|February 2, 2007||Simeons Had Career Best Second-Place Finish in the Mile Run on Friday at the Air Force Invitational||Dustin Simeons led a pack of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's track team in the mile run Friday at the Air Force Invitational during the first of a two day event at the US Air Force Academy.|
|January 19, 2007||UCCS men compete at Boulder meet||Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez had a fifth-place finish to lead nine University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runners in the men's 3,000-meter run Friday at the Potts Invitational in Boulder.|
|September 30, 2006||UCCS Men Have Strong Showing in Boulder||Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez finished 10th among Division II runners and 21st overall to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs menâ€™s cross country team to a third-place finish in its Division at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder on Saturday.|
|September 1, 2006||UCCS Men Finish Fifth at Wyoming Meet||Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez took 13th in an 81-runner field to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a fifth-place finish at the Wyoming Invitational Meet on Friday.|
|April 23, 2006||Mountain Lions Compete at Jack Christiansen||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs competed at the Jack Christiansen Invitational in Fort Collins Saturday. The Mountain Lions' top finsher was David Harmer in the 800-meter run.|
|April 2, 2006||UNLV invite and Tom Benich Classic||hree Mountain Lions competed at the UNLV Invitational, while one competed at the Tom Benich Classic held at the University of Northern Colorado in Greley.|
|February 25, 2006||Missed it by that Much||David Harmer can only dream he was made in Gepetto's workshop. If he had been, he would be provisional qualified at this point in time. However, Pinocchio was an only child, so Harmer is out of luck.|
|February 11, 2006||Brehm Pulls Triple-Duty and Places Third||Brad Winn was the top finisher for UCCS at the Iowa State Classic with his 46th-place finish in the 5,000-meter run.|
|October 1, 2005||Men's Cross Country Takes Thid in Boulder||A week ago at the Colorado College Invitational, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country coach Graeme Badger had his team practice pack running. It paid off in a big way on Saturday.|