2005-06 UCCS Women's Track & Field Releases

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 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 21, 2006Gray Leads UCCS Women in GoldenTina Gray finished seventh in the mile run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team earned 11 team points at the Joe Davies Invitational in Golden, Colo., on Saturday.
February 3, 2006Heart problem, no problem for ShepardOver the holiday break most students were at home relaxing. Sarah Shepard was not one of those students. While her teammates trained, Shepard was stuck in bed.
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 11, 2006Record books rewrittenShannon Payne shattered the school record for the 5,000-meter run Saturday at the Iowa State Classic.
February 17, 2006UCCS women's team honoredThe U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its selection for All-Academic teams. UCCS was just one of 85 Division II teams selected nation-wide.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
April 2, 2006Two Compete in Benich Classic; Lund Provisional QualifierMegan Lund provisionally qualified for natonals while teammates Leslie Bennett and Jenna Dorsey-Spitz represented the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs at the Tom Benich Classic in Greeley.
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.
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 23, 2006Women Compete at Jack Christiansen InvitationalThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs competed in the Jack Christiansen Invitational in Fort Collins on Saturday.
May 8, 2006Birger Leads UCCS to Sixth Place After First Day of RMAC ChampionshipsAshley Birger and Jenna Dorsey-Spitz finished second and fifth respectively in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Monday to provide the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team with 12 team points and help lift the Mountain Lions into sixth place after the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
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.
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 16, 2006UCCS trio heading to nationalsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs runners Shannon Payne, Ashley Birger and Brad Winn are headed to nationals
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 27, 2006UCCS earns team points at nationalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs earned team points Saturday in the women's standings at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
June 28, 2006Boogman wins vacation for parentsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs high jumper Saskia Boogman made an appearance on CBS' "The Early Show Wednesday" and it had nothing to do with her athletic exploits.
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.
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