Mountain Lions No. 10 in Latest Regional Team Index

By Jared Verner published February 12, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's indoor track and field team moved up three spots to No. 10 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Central Region Team Index released earlier this week. UCCS has 73.80 points in the ranking, which calculates the ranking as if there were separate regional championships across the nation.

The Mountain Lions improved their performance in two events last week in the 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay at the New Mexico Classic. The relay team of Jonathan Wright, Ryan Buchanan, Marc Hensley and Travis Whitman ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3 minutes, 17.39 seconds, and Wright came within three-hundredths of a second off the provisional time in the open 400-meters with 48.92 seconds.

UCCS is also ranked in the top eight of the region with Travis Whitman in the 400-meter dash (fourth), Carson Aberle in the 800-meter run (seven) and Aberle, Wright, Kyle McCloskey and Matt Winfrey in the distance medley relay (eighth). The Mountain Lions are one of six RMAC teams ranked among the top 10 teams in the regional team index.

The Mountain Lions will be back in action on Saturday at the Adams State Qualifier in Alamosa, Colo.

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