The top ranked University of Colorado men’s cross country team will host the Rocky Mountain Shootout on CU’s South Campus at the Buffalo Ranch Cross Country Course this Saturday, October 4. The men’s 8-kilometer race is at 9 a.m. and the women’s 5.8k race will follow at 9:45 a.m. Parking and admission are free. The CU women’s team is currently ranked eighth in the USTFCCCA Coaches Poll where the men’s team is currently ranked #1 on the heels of their fourth NCAA title in 2013.

The Gunslingers of Boulder return to capture another NCAA title for the Buffs. Image courtesy of LetsRun.com

The men, dubbed the “Gunslingers of Boulder” by LetsRun.com return with seven postseason scorers from the 2013 team that won their third straight Pac-12 Conference title in as many years. Four of those eight, seniors Morgan Pearson and Blake Theroux, junior Pierce Murphy and sophomore Ben Saarel, earned All-American honors at nationals in 2013.  Jake Hurysz, a redshirt senior, will also return for the Buffs. He was an All-American in 2012.

Joining the team this year is a strong stable of newcomers, four freshmen hailing from within Colorado borders.

” I love Colorado kids. They are often undertrained in high school. They are ‘diamonds in the rough’, and can develop into fast Buffaloes.” – Emma Coburn

Is there something special about Mark Wetmore’s Formula? Even though it is always evolving it is anchored in the Lydiard methodology of aerobic development. This along with creating a culture of hard work and winning have been keys to his success. Come out to see for yourself and cheer on these inspiring athletes at the Buffs remaining at home meet at this weekend’s Rocky Mountain Shootout.