Weather not nice, but results are

By Meghan McGee published April 10, 2004

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's track team faced both tough competition and well as grueling weather on Saturday at the Colorado College Invitational. Sleeting snow, which had already caused the cancellation of the weekend's softball and tennis action, created a new obstacle to overcome as the men braved the brisk conditions.

To start off the morning, John Tucker finished third in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11 minutes, 43 seconds. With his legs having turned bright red in the cold and wind, Tucker finished with a strong kick.

Sprinter Kyle Reid took second in both the 200 and 100 meters with a time of 24.67 in the 200 and 11:87 in the 100. He came in behind Baalmann of Colby Community College in both races.

Paul Mann and Brad Winn finished first and second in the mile. Mann managed a time of 4:33.66 despite the frigid conditions, while Winn was close behind at 4:36.09.

"I have been running out on the trails, but I just came out and ran and had a good time," said Mann. "It's fun to run in this weather because you get a little more relaxed."

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