Shannon Payne

Height5-6
HometownFranktown, Colo.
Prev. SchoolPonderosa HS

Notes:

2008-2009: Was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track Preseason Athlete of the year.

Cross Country: Shannon was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s runner of the week for the week of September 22, 2008 after she took third at the Woody Greeno Invitational only being beaten by Division I All-Americans Beverly Ramos of Kansas State and Lara Crofford of Nebraska ... Took First place the inaugural Rust-Buster Invitational with a time of 14 minutes, 28 seconds beating her nearest competitor by nearly a minute.

2007-08: Track: Was an All-American in the 10,000m ... named first-team all-RMAC in the 3000m and 5000m for the indoor track season ... named first-team all-RMAC in the 5000m for the outdoor track season ... placed first in the 5000m after coming back from injury at the CSM All-Comers Meet Feb. 16 ... finished first in the 3000m at the RMAC Indoor Championships Mar. 1 ... placed second in the 5000m at the RMAC Indoor Championships Mar. 1 ... finished second in the 10000m at the Kansas Relays Apr. 19 ... placed third in the 1500m at the Jack Christiansen Invite Apr. 26 ... finished first in the 5000m at the RMAC Outdoor Championships May 6 ... placed fourth in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships May 22.

Cross Country: Injured season.

2006-07: Track: Was awarded the Scribe's Paperplate Running Reporter Award ... was an all-American in the 3000m at the outdoor track Nationals, where she finished seventh ... Named first-team all-RMAC in the 3000m and 5000m for the outdoor track season ... placed 10th in the 5000m at the outdoor track Nationals ... finished first in the 5000m at the RMAC Championships ... finished second in the 3000m at the RMAC Championships.

Cross Country: Named All-American after finishing 11th overall at the NCAA Division II Championship Meet in Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 18th ... recorded her personal best 6K at nationals, covering the course in 20:43.2 ... finished second at the RMAC cross country championship meet in Pueblo ... earned all-RMAC honors for her finish ... finished first at the Wyoming Invitational Sept. 1st ... placed fourth at the Lobo Invitational Sept. 9th ... won the Colorado College Invitational Sept. 23rd with a time that was 41 seconds ahead of the second runner ... finished ninth at the Rocky Mountain Shootout Sept. 30th ... placed second at the RMAC Conference Championship Meet Oct. 21st ... finished third at the North Central Regional Meet Nov. 4th ... set a new course record in winning the Wyoming Invitational on Sept. 1st, covering the 4k course in 14 minutes, 48 seconds ... for her efforts she was named RMAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week the week of Aug. 28th-Sept.3rd.

2005-06: Track: Earned All-RMAC in the 3000m ... earned three RMAC Cross Country Runner of the Week honors during the cross country season, most ever by a UCCS runner in a single season ... was named RMAC Indoor Track Runner of the Week for the week of Jan. 20th ... finished 12th out of 68 runners in the 5000m at the Iowa State Classic and broke the UCCS indoor track record for that event with a time of 16:58.18 ... finished fourth in the 3000m at the RMAC Indoor Track Championships on Feb. 25th ... finished 12th in the 5000m at the NCAA National Indoor Championships ... placed first at the Potts Invitational in the 1500m with a time of 4:51.91 ... finished in fifth place at the Trojan Invitational in the 10k run Mar. 25th ... finished in fifth place at the Mt. Sac Relays in the 10k ... finished first in the mile at the Colorado College Invitational with a time of 5:20.00.

Cross Country: Earned All-American honors finishing 10th amongst a field of 180 competitors at the NCAA Division II National Championships on Nov. 19th ... her finish was the highest ever for a UCCS woman ... was named All-RMAC after finishing fourth in the RMAC Cross Country Championships Oct. 22nd ... took first place at the Wyoming Invitational Sept. 2nd, besting 31 Division I runners in the process ... finished first at the Woody Greeno Invitational ... finished seventh at the Boulder Shootout Oct. 1st ... finished fourth at the North Central Region Championships.

2004-05: Earned All-American honors after finishing eighth in the 10k at the NCAA Outdoor Nationals May 26th ... was named All-RMAC after placing second in the 5000m at the RMAC Outdoor Championships ... placed second amongst Division II runners, eighth overall, at the Wyoming Open Sept. 3rd ... took fifth at the Rocky Mountain Shootout Oct. 2nd ... placed 13th at the RMAC Cross Country Championships Oct. 23rd ... placed 31st overall at the NCAA Cross Country Nationals Nov. 20th.

Pre UCCS Notes:

Lettered four times in track and three times in cross country ... went to state twice in both cross country and track ... was league and regional champion for cross country in 2003 ... named Continental League Athlete of the Month ... won CHSAA sports photography and journalism awards for her work in her high school yearbook ... took 12 minutes off her 5K time from 9th to 12th grade.

Personal Notes:

Majoring in Psychology ... enjoys running, swimming, biking, reading and writing ... has one brother, Dana ... parents are Alan and Toni Payne.

Stories featuring Shannon Payne

May 27, 2013Payne Wins Age Division at Bolder BoulderUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs alumna Shannon Payne finished first in the female 27 group and No. 13 among more than 22,000 women at the 2013 Bolder Boulder presented by crocs.
November 17, 2012Burrell Earns All-America Honor as Mountain Lions Place 10thMegan Burrell finished in 21 minutes, 16.1 seconds and placed No. 37 overall for All-America honors to lead the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to a No. 10 finish at the 2012 NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country National Championships this morning.
November 14, 2009Payne Named USTFCCCA Central Region Athlete of the YearShannon Payne of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Central Region Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year, the USTFCCCA announced Thursday.
October 24, 2009UCCS men, women each finish eighth at RMAC Cross Country ChampionshipsThe University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Men's Cross-Country Team placed eighth in the team standing with a score of 201 at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross-Country Championship.
October 4, 2009Payne Wins Rocky Mountain Shootout, Both Teams Take FourthBOULDER – In her most recent competition, Shannon Payne was impressive in an NCAA Division I cross country meet. Saturday, she did herself one better.
September 1, 2009UCCS Women Picked Fifth in RMAC Preseason Poll, Men Picked SixthThe UCCS Women’s Cross-Country Team was picked fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pre-season coaches’ poll, while the UCCS Men’s Cross-Country Team has been selected to finish sixth.
July 31, 2009UCCS Alum Megan Lund Qualifiesfor U.S. Mountain Running TeamMegan Lund continued her post-UCCS running career in style last weekend, qualifying for the U.S. Mountain running team to compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in Italy next month.
March 9, 2009UCCS' Gomez, Payne Named First-Team All-RMACShannon Payne and Steven Gomez of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men's and women's track and field first-team, the conference announced Wednesday.
February 28, 2009UCCS Closes to Within Point of Clinching Steel & Silver Series at RMAC MeetCHADRON, Neb. - The second day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track championships drew to a close Saturday evening with the Mountain Lions in sixth place on the men's side and seventh place on the women's side.
February 27, 2009UCCS Men, Women in Sixth After First Day of RMAC Indoor ChampionshipsHigh jumper Steve Gomez started things off right for the Mountain Lions on the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track championships.
February 20, 2009Gomez Punches Ticket to Nationals at CSM Twilight InvitationalGOLDEN, CO - The Mines Twilight Invitational would have been more appropriately named the Mines Midnight Invitational.
February 7, 2009UCCS Senior Payne Takes 16th Place at National Cross Country ChampionshipsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Shannon Payne took 16th place at the USA National Cross Country Championships/World Team Trials Saturday.
December 5, 2008Payne Earns National Qualifying Time, 14 School Records SetGOLDEN, Colo. - Shannon Payne began the indoor track season the same way she finished the cross country season - by punching her ticket to nationals.
November 28, 2008Payne named RMAC indoor track preseason athlete of the yearUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Shannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track Preseason Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday.
November 22, 2008Payne Grabs Third at NationalsSLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Shannon Payne took third place at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships Saturday at Cooper's Lake Campground.
November 8, 2008Payne Wins Central Regional, Qualifies for NationalsKEARNEY, Neb. – Shannon Payne is headed to nationals, and she’s headed there as one of the favorites.
October 25, 2008Payne Takes Second, Teams Fifth and Sixth at RMAC ChampionshipsGRAND JUNCTION – Round 2 of the Shannon Payne – Lavenna Mullenbach showdown went to Mullenbach.
October 8, 2008Payne earns second cross country runner of the week awardShannon Payne of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s cross country runner of the week, the conference announced Wednesday.
September 24, 2008Payne Named RMAC Runner of the Week, Team Ranked NationallyShannon Payne of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s runner of the week while she and her Mountain Lion teammates climbed to the No. 16 spot in the national poll.
September 20, 2008UCCS Women Take Fifth, Men Ninth at University of Nebraska MeetLINCOLN, Neb. – 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, it’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.
September 6, 2008Mountain Lions bust the rust in sweeping first meet of the seasonShannon Payne of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's runner of the week while she and her Mountain Lion teammates climbed to the No. 16 spot in the national poll.
May 22, 2008Payne takes fourth at nationals, earns All-American honorsWALNUT, Calif. - It's been a long road back, but Shannon Payne is right back to being what she always expected to be - an All-American.
May 6, 2008UCCS Has Many Positives in Final Day of RMAC ChampionshipsWith the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) Outdoor Championships ending today, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished with a conference champion who also qualified for nationals, seven new school records, eight all-conference (All-RMAC) performers, and even an athlete that competed with one shoe.
April 17, 2008Payne Earns Qualifying Time for Nationals at Kansas RelaysEven with the rain, the cold, and the lightning, Shannon Payne earned a provisional qualifying time in the 10,000 meter run at the KU Relays. Payne's qualifying time was 36 minutes, 19.43 seconds, and the provisional qualifying time is 37:30.00.
April 12, 2008UCCS Women's Track Team has Breakthrough PerformancesWith winds gusting at around 25 miles per hour through the track and field area at Colorado College Invitational, Mountain Lions Kelsey Barry and Melissa McKinley made a switcheroo and had highlight performances in events that were unusual to them.
March 17, 2008Payne wins Running of the GreenUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner Shannon Payne won the women's side of the 20th annual Running of the Green on Sunday.
March 1, 2008Seven School Records Fall as UCCS Finishes RMAC ChampionshipsKEARNEY, Neb. -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished the final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday with seven school records, five all-RMAC performances and several personal records.
February 29, 2008Payne Earns National Qualifying Time During First Day of RMAC MeetKEARNEY, Neb. -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women scored 20 points during the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday at the Health and Sports Center.
February 16, 2008Heer's Busy Day, Payne's Win are Top Stories at Mines MeetGOLDEN -- Josi Heer had a very busy Saturday.
September 22, 2007Women's XC: Dorsey-Spitz Leads UCCS at Colorado College InviteJenna Dorsey-Spitz took fourth place among college runners to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the Colorado College Invitational Saturday at Monument Valley Park.
September 6, 2007Cross Country Season PreviewYou'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?
August 29, 2007Cross Country: UCCS Women Ranked No. 11The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ranks 11th in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II women's cross-country preseason polls.
August 24, 2007Two Mountain Lion Runners Voted to Preseason PollShannon Payne and Jenna Dorsey-Spitz were named to the preseason all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team, the conference announced Wednesday.
May 26, 2007Payne's effort at nationals closes seasonCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletic Department concluded the 2006-07 competitive season Saturday as Shannon Payne finished 10th in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Irwin Belk Stadium.
May 25, 2007Payne grabs All-American in the 3,000CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shannon Payne earned All-American honors in one event and qualified for the finals in another Friday at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Irwin Belk Stadium.
May 24, 2007Payne qualifies for finals in 3,000 at nationalsCHARLOTTE, NC. -- Shannon Payne ran a heady race in Thursday's preliminaries to advance to the finals of the women's 3,000-meter run at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Irwin Belk Stadium.
May 15, 2007Payne qualifies for nationalsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner Shannon Payne qualified for nationals in two events, the NCAA announced Tuesday
May 8, 2007Payne Shines at RMAC ChampionshipsALAMOSA -- Shannon Payne of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs became the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champion in the 5,000-meter run with a victory in the event Tuesday at the RMAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Rex Stadium.
April 14, 2007Women Finish Sixth at CC InviteJessica Hudson placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 24.06 seconds and gave the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 10 points Saturday at the 12th annual Colorado College Invitational. Hudson's time is the third-best in school history.
March 24, 2007Payne Earns Provisional Time at Fort Collins MeetShannon Payne won the 5,000-meter run and earned a provisional qualifying time for nationals Saturday at the Rob Upton Track & Field Meet at Fort Collins.
March 17, 2007Payne Leads UCCS Women in BoulderShannon Payne took second place in the 3,000-meter run Saturday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team at the Potts Invitational in Boulder.
November 18, 2006UCCS Takes Seventh at NationalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team earned the highest national finish in school history by capturing seventh place at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships Saturday.
November 4, 2006UCCS Women Qualify for NationalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team finished third at the North Central Region Cross Country Meet Saturday at Wayne, Neb. The performance earned the Mountain Lions a berth at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championship Meet on Nov. 18 at Wayne, Neb.
October 21, 2006Women Grab Third at RMAC ChampionshipIn the parlance of most sports, the term "uphill" indicates facing adversity, as in an "uphill battle." For the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team, "uphill" is all about opportunity.
September 30, 2006Boulder Finish Shows UCCS Closing on Big TwoLed by three runners in the top 10, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took third place among non-Division I teams Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder.
September 27, 2006Payne Named RMAC Runner of the Week for Sixth TimeThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country All-American won her school-record sixth Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference runner of the week award. It was also her third such award this season.
September 27, 2006Rubalcaba-Lopez named RMAC runner of the weekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference runner of the week, the conference announced Wednesday.
September 23, 2006UCCS Women Dominate at Colorado College InvitationalUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs women swept the first four places as the Mountain Lions scored a dominating win Saturday morning at the Colorado College Invitational.
September 14, 2006Feature: Payne has Things Timed Just RightTiming is everything. Just ask University of Colorado at Colorado Springs All-American runner Shannon Payne. It seems she has timed things just right.
September 13, 2006Payne Wins Second Straight Runner of the Week AwardFor the second consecutive week University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner Shannon Payne was chosen as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Boulder Running Company women's cross country runner of the week, the conference announced Wednesday.
September 9, 2006Mountain Lions Place Third at Lobo InvitationalShannon Payne finished fourth behind three Division I runners in the Lobo Invitational in the Women's 6k on Saturday. Payne's finish helped the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions finish third as a team.
September 6, 2006Payned Named RMAC Runner of the WeekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior Shannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.
September 1, 2006Payne Sets Course Record in WyomingShannon Payne of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs set a new course record in winning the Wyoming Open cross country meet Friday at Laramie, Wyo.
July 19, 2006The Mountain Lions Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Teams were named to the 2006 USTFCCCA.The Mountain Lions Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Teams were named 2006 Division II All-Academic teams by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) the University learned Wednesday.
May 25, 2006Winn, Birger Advance to FinalsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runners Brad Winn and Ashley Birger both qualified for the finals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Thursday at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Emporia, Kan.
May 16, 2006UCCS trio heading to nationalsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runners Shannon Payne, Ashley Birger and Brad Winn are headed to nationals
May 15, 2006Personal Best Not Enough to Earn Trip to NationalsJenna Dorsey-Spitz finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Emporia State Twilight Meet on Saturday, setting a new personal best time and putting her on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs all-time performance list.
May 9, 2006UCCS Notches Best Ever RMAC Tournament ResultShannon Payne, Lisa Short and Sarah Shepard combined for 10 points in the 3,000-meter run Tuesday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a sixth-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Gunnison, Colo.
April 23, 2006Women Compete at Jack Christiansen InvitationalThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs competed in the Jack Christiansen Invitational in Fort Collins on Saturday.
April 14, 2006Two Mountain Lions Compete at Mt. SacAshley Birger finished 12th out of 29 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif. Birger beat 10 Division I runners with a time of 11 minutes, 5.86 seconds.
April 8, 2006Mountain Lions Get First at CC InviteThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs captured a first-place finish in the Colorado College Invitational Saturday. The Mountain Lions are now going to have to vist the record books to make some changes.
March 25, 2006Birger, Payne shine at Trojan InviteAshley Birger and Shannon Payne's performances at the Trojan Inviational at the University of Southern California Saturday, rewrote the record book.
March 18, 2006Mountain Lions Kick Off Outdoor SeasonAfter completing the first week of the outdoor season in Boulder, Colo., the Mountain Lions have a lot of corrections to make- to the record books that is.
March 12, 2006Mountain Lions Get Taste of National CompetitionThe road to Boston wasn't hard for Shannon Payne and Sarah Shepard, but once they got there it was a different story.
March 3, 2006Two Mountain Lions Headed to NationalsFor the first time in UCCS history the Mountain Lions will have two members of their team competing at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
February 25, 2006RMAC Indoor Championships ConcludeThe 3,000-meter run featured 30 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference runners. However, Shannon Payne and Sarah Shepard outpaced and outran the rest of the field en route to fourth and fifth place finishes, respectively.
February 24, 2006Lund Finishes Seventh at RMAC Indoor ChampionshipsSenior Megan Lund competed with the best the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference had to offer Friday in Chadron, Neb., and the junior from Basalt, Colo., shined.
February 11, 2006Record books rewrittenShannon Payne shattered the school record for the 5,000-meter run Saturday at the Iowa State Classic.
February 4, 2006Lund Improving with Sister's SupportMegan Lund finished second in the 5,000-meter run and her sister, Whitney Lund, was fifth in the same event Saturday at the Air Force Invitational.
February 3, 2006Harmer Leads UCCS at Air Force InvitationalDavid Harmer finished seventh out of 25 runners in the 800-meter run Friday at the Air Force Invitational. Harmer finished second in his heat and a mere 2.07 seconds behind the overall leader.
January 20, 2006Payne named runner of the weekMountain Lions sophomore Shannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Womans Indoor Track Runner of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.
January 13, 2006UCCS Begins Indoor Track SeasonShannon Payne finished second in the 3,000-meters as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs kicked off the 2006 indoor track season Friday at the Air Force All-Comers Meet.
January 3, 2006Mountain Lions Qualified as All-Academic TeamThe UCCS Women's Cross Country team was qualified by the NCAA Division II Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association as an All-Academic Team this fall.
November 20, 2005Two UCCS Runners Named All-AmericanShannon Payne and Sarah Shepard were both named All-American at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships Saturday at Pomona, Calif.
November 19, 2005Payne Takes 10th at NationalsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner Shannon Payne finished 10th at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships.
November 5, 2005Women's Cross Country Comes Up Short in National BidA promising season came to a disappointing end for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team Saturday at Hays, Kan.
October 22, 2005UCCS Women Take Fourth at RMAC ChampionshipsShannon Payne finished fourth to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a fourth-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Championships Saturday at Chatfield State Park in Denver.
October 1, 2005UCCS Scores Rare Win Over Western StateThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs scored a first in four years by defeating Western State en route to a second-place finish in the non-Division I portion of the University of Colorado Rocky Mountain Shootout Saturday in Boulder.
September 29, 2005Payne Wins Third RMAC AwardShannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference announced Thursday. Payne and golfer Chase Wortmann are the first UCCS athletes to win the RMAC's top individual award three times in a season in any sport.
September 29, 2005Wotmann takes third golfer of the week awardUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Chase Wortmann was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference male golfer of the week, the conference confirmed Thursday. It was the third time this season that Wortmann has won the RMAC’s top individual honor making he and cross country runner Shannon Payne the first UCCS athletes to accomplish the feat three times in a season.
September 24, 2005Women Dominate CC InvitationalThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team scored the minimum points possible in dominating the Colorado College Invitational on Saturday at Monument Valley Park.
September 22, 2005Payne Wins Second Runner of the Week AwardUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs sophomore Shannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's cross country runner of the week, the conference announced Thursday.
September 17, 2005UCCS Women Take Third at Woody Greeno MeetBuoyed by a second-place individual finish by sophomore Shannon Payne, the Mountain Lions took third place at the Woody Greeno Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, defeating six NCAA Division I programs in the process.
September 8, 2005Payne Named Cross Country Athlete of the WeekShannon Payne was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's women's cross country runner of the week, the conference announced Thursday.
September 2, 2005Payne Leades UCCS Past Division I SchoolsShannon Payne took first place individually to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s cross country team past three Division I schools and into second place at the Wyoming Invitational in Laramie, Wyo.
May 28, 2005Tum Wins 1500 at NationalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team put the finishing touches on a fabulous weekend Saturday evening in Abilene, Texas.
May 26, 2005Track Shines Bright at Day 1 of NationalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team sent a school record seven athletes to the 2005 NCAA Div II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Abilene, Texas. All seven of the Mountain Lions competed well on Thursday.
May 17, 2005Seven Mountain Lions Qualify for NationalsA school-record seven University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletes qualified to compete at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The final entry list was released by the NCAA on Tuesday.
May 10, 2005Outdoor RMAC Day 2University of Colorado at Colorado Springs wrapped up its final day at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Championships with even more fine performances.
April 15, 2005Shepard, Gray Shine at Mt. SacSarah Shepard and Tina Gray were the top Division II finishers in the 3000-meter steeplechase Friday as a handful of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletes competed at the prestigious Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif.
April 9, 2005Women's Track Goes Extra Mile at CCUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runners claimed four of the top six spots in the mile run as the Mountain Lions competed at the Colorado College Invitational on Saturday.
February 27, 2005Payne Takes Third at RMAC ChampionshipsShannon Payne took third place in the women's 5,000-meter run this past weekend at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, the best finish by a Mountain Lion runner at the meet.
February 20, 2005Women Edit Track Record BookUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs track coach Graeme Badger needed a big eraser when he edited the school's record book following Friday's Don Barrett/Air Force Open.
February 11, 2005Three Lions Earn Provisional TimesWhen all three of your runners beat your conference's previous best time, it qualifies as a successful race. That being the case, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's 5,000-meter runners had a very successful race Friday at the Iowa State University Invitational at Ames, Iowa.
January 29, 2005Team Effort Leads UCCS to Fourth at Davies InvitationalEvery member of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team that competed at the Joe Davies Invitational in Golden, Colo., Saturday scored at least one team point.
January 22, 2005Payne Earnes Provisional TimeShannon Payne earned a provisional qualifying time for nationals and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs sprinters made a good showing at the Air Force Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
January 20, 2005Gray Named Runner of the WeekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Tina Gray was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's woman Runner of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.
January 15, 2005Gray, Payne Give UCCS Strong Start to 2005 SeasonThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team made an auspicious debut to the 2005 indoor season Saturday by taking the top two spots in the 3,000-meter run at the Air Force All Comers Meet.
November 23, 2004Women's Cross Country Takes 16th at NationalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team finished 16th at nationals Saturday. Considering what they went through to get there, the Mountain Lions' season was nothing short of amazing.
November 6, 2004Women's Cross Country Qualifies for NationalsShannon Payne, Tina Gray and Sarah Shepard were each among the top 21 finishers as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs qualified for nationals with a fourth-place showing Saturday at the NCAA Division II North Central Regional Cross Country Meet at Vermillion, S.D.
October 23, 2004Teamwork Lifts Lions to Third at RMAC ChampionshipsOn the surface, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team's third-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships presented a contradiction a team effort in what is usually considered an individual sport.
October 2, 2004UCCS Knocks Off Regional Rival at Boulder MeetThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team scored an important victory towards its regional aspirations at the Rocky Mountain Shootout Saturday in Boulder, Colo.
September 18, 2004Women Take Fifth Place at Nebraska MeetSarah Shepard took sixth in the College Division to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team to a fifth-place finish Saturday at the Woody Greeno Invitational at Lincoln, Neb.
September 3, 2004Shepard Leads Women's Cross Country to Fourth-Place FinishSarah Shepard led the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the Division I-laden Wyoming Invitational on Friday.
November 19, 2003Shannon Payne Signs Letter of IntentUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross-country coach Graeme Badger announced on Wednesday that Shannon Payne had signed a letter of intent.
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