Gray, Payne Give UCCS Strong Start to 2005 Season

By Doug Fitzgerald published January 15, 2005

The 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.

Tina Gray won the event with a time of 11 minutes, 2.77 seconds. On her heals was teammate Shannon Payne, who posted a time of 11:04.02.

The crowd at the U.S. Air Force Academy's indoor track in the Cadet Fieldhouse had a long wait to find out who finished third. Wyoming's Brooklan Grimes finally crossed the finish line a full 48.14 seconds behind Payne.

One other Mountain Lion competed in the race. Jessica Urban covered the course in 12:04.63 to finish fifth. A former Mountain Lion, Christi-Marie Butler finished seventh while running unattached.

The 3,000 meters was the only event in which the CU-Colorado Springs women competed.

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