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Buffs Capture First Ever Pac-12 Conference Titles

The University of Colorado cross country teams won the first ever Pac-12 Conference titles in any sport on Saturday morning, sweeping the men’s and women’s races at the Wigwam Golf Course. “I would give each team an ‘A’ for today’s performance,” head coach Mark Wetmore said. “They came out and raced what they were capable of and some even exceeded expectations. It was a good day and we couldn’t have asked for much more from either team.”

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Medina and Kipp Lead Buffs To Victory at Shootout

Senior Richard Medina and sophomore Shalaya Kipp led the University of Colorado cross country teams to victory at the 26th Annual Rocky Mountain Shootout at the Buffalo Ranch on CU’s South Campus. Both Medina and Kipp took first place overall to earn their first Rocky Mountain Shootout crowns.

Medina won the 8-kilometer race with the fourth fastest time ever in course history, crossing the finish in 24 minutes, 39 seconds. The Grand Junction, Colo. native redshirted last season, so this was his first cross country race in almost two years.

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Buffs Start Strong At Time Trial

The University of Colorado’s cross country season got off to a great start on Saturday morning at the CU Time Trial with strong performances from the No. 4 ranked women and No. 7 ranked men’s teams.

It’s a CU tradition to let a freshman runner cross the finish first at the time trial and this year the winners were Rachel Baptista and Ammar Moussa. Baptista won the women’s 5.8-kilometer race in 21 minutes, 44 seconds and Moussa won the men’s 8k in 26:06.

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CU’s Coburn Wins USA Steeplechase Crown

The University of Colorado is making its mark on the 3,000-meter steeplechase as senior-to-be Emma Coburn won the women’s USA title on Sunday afternoon, just one day after assistant coach Billy Nelson won the men’s title at the 2011 USATF Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.

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CU’s Coburn Wins NCAA Steeplechase Crown

The third time is a charm, or at least that is the case for University of Colorado junior Emma Coburn who won her first NCAA 3,000-meter steeplechase title on Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

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CU’s Bosshard Earns Another Trip To NCAAs

University of Colorado sophomore Joe Bosshard will do double duty at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships as he qualified for the finals of the 5,000-meter run, just two days after advancing in the 10k, at the NCAA West Preliminary. The Crested Butte, Colo.

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USATF Honors CU’s Coburn

Colorado’s Emma Coburn has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after she set the world lead in the 3,000m steeplechase at Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University on Sunday. The former American Junior record holder took the lead from the start

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History: CU XCountry women take 1st in 2000

The 2000 women’s cross country team upended the defending national champion to claim the program’s first national title, the 18th overall at CU. Coming off back-to-back team titles at the Big 12 and NCAA Mountain Region Championships, Colorado was the top-ranked team in the country

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Nelson Returns to CO to Recruit at C.U.; Wants Sub-8:15 in 2011

If Nelson, 26, looks comfortable in the fieldhouse, it is likely because he spent five years as an undergraduate at CU. Then, after making the 2008 Olympic team a month after his senior year, he signed a professional contract and moved to Eugene, Ore., in the fall of 2008 to compete for the Oregon Track Club. Now, Nelson has returned home, to raise his family in Longmont; help CU get the best prep runners here as the track team’s recruiting coordinator; and to see how much faster he can run in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

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CU XC Men Take Second, Women Third in Mountain Regionals

The No. 9 University of Colorado men’s cross country teams finished second at the NCAA Mountain Region Championship on Saturday to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Championship on November 22 in Terre Haute, Ind. The No. 8 women’s team placed third overall, just missing an automatic bid but still have a good chance to earn one of the 13 at-large bids for the championship, which will be announced on November 14.

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Buffs Ready For Final Big 12 Championship

The University of Colorado cross country teams are ready for the 15th Annual Big 12 Championship on Saturday, October 30 at the Oklahoma State University Cross Country Course.

This will be the final Big 12 championship for the Buffs who have a rich tradition of winning team and individual titles. The CU men have won 12 of 14 conference titles, while the women have taken 11. The Buffs have won 17 individual titles; the men taking eight and the women with nine. The last time a male won the conference crown was Brent Vaughn in 2007 and Jenny Barringer won the title last year.

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Harriers Host 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Shootout

The University of Colorado men’s and women’s cross country team will host its first varsity team scoring meet of the season on Saturday, October 2, when CU hosts the 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Shootout at the Buffalo Ranch on CU’s South Campus.