Mountain Lions disappointed at Mt. Sac

By Matt Sandstead published April 14, 2006

David Harmer finished 19th out of 40 runners in the 800-meter run at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif., one of the biggest Division I meets of the year.

Harmer finished with a time of 1 minute, 53.14 seconds, which was a personal record.

"David ran well and was right where he wanted be at 600 meters," said Brad Winn. "He needed a little more kick after that."

Winn finished 18th out of 32 finishers in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. While Winn's finish is not a bad one, it was not exactly what he wanted.

"The time was disappointing for me," said Winn. "I was really hoping to get a better finish."

The conditions in Walnut, Calif. was something that the Mountain Lions had not experienced in the fickle Colorado climate.

"It was hot all day," said Winn. "We really haven't had the chance to train in that kind of weather."

Winn was by no means making excuses, however.

"It [the weather] may hurt more than I know. It's hard to say," said Winn.

The two other Mountain Lions to compete were Jason Braun and Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez.

Rubablcaba-Lopez finshed 25th in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 32:56.81. Braun finished 29th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time 9:56.89.

"We will definitely bounce back from this meet," said Winn. "We still have the conference meet and we'll need to focus on that."

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Aaron Rubalcaba-LopezAaron Rubalcaba-LopezDistance
Aaron Rubalcaba-LopezAaron Rubalcaba-LopezDistance
Aaron Rubalcaba-LopezAaron Rubalcaba-LopezDistance
Aaron Rubalcaba-LopezAaron Rubalcaba-Lopez
Aaron Rubalcaba-LopezAaron Rubalcaba-Lopez
Aaron Rubalcaba-LopezAaron Rubalcaba-Lopez
Jason BraunJason BraunDistance
Jason BraunJason BraunDistance
Jason BraunJason Braun
Jason BraunJason Braun
Additional News Stories
May 15, 2006Winn, Harmer earn provisional qualifying timesIn the world of track and field, meets help just prior to nationals are often referred to as "last chance" meets since they offer elite runners one final opportunity to earn or improve upon their national qualifying times.It would appear the Mountain Lions know how to take advantage of last chances.Brad Winn and David Harmer both scored provisional national qualifying times at the Emporia State Twilight Meet Saturday at Emporia, Kan. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletes will find out later this week if the marks will hold up and earn them a return trip to Emporia for the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 25-27.
May 12, 2006UCCS men's cross country/track recruiting class announcedUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country and track coach Graeme Badger announced the Mountain Lions' 2006 men's recruiting class on Friday.
May 9, 2006UCCS Men Finish Up at RMAC ChampionshipsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 4X400 meter relay team of David Harmer, Chad Lenz, Mark Brehm and Jay Luna provided the Mountain Lions with their only points Tuesday, the final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Gunnison, Colo.
May 8, 2006Price Top UCCS Men's Performer in First Day of RMAC ChampionshipsRyan Price took fifth place in the men's 10,000-meter run to provide the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with four of its six points Monday on the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
April 23, 2006Mountain Lions Compete at Jack ChristiansenThe 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.
Visit our Facebook pageVisit the UCCS Mount Lion's Twitter pageVisit the UCCS Mountain Lions Youtube pageVisit UCCS Rss feeds