SEATTLE — With NCAA Championship berths on the line at the MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, Jake Hurysz and Joe Bosshard put everything on the table in the 3,000-meter run and finished...
The University of Colorado third-rated men’s cross country team, and fifth-ranked women’s team are set to compete in the NCAA Championship on Saturday, November 23, in Terre Haute, Ind. The men’s 10k race is slated...
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.”
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.
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.
The No. 6 ranked women’s team won the regional for the first time since 2006 and the No. 5 ranked men’s team took second; ending a streak of six straight regional titles. Senior Jenny Barringer also won the women’s race and was the first CU woman to win the individual title since 2004 when Renee Metivier took home the crown.
When Matt McCue was a freshman walk-on to the University of Colorado cross country team in the summer of 2001, he showed up for his first run at the Potts Field track. The were only three runners at Potts that day; future NCAA champions and Olympians Jorge Torres and Dathan Ritzenhein, as well as Edwardo Torres. McCue got hammered that July morning, but he hung tough with the “skinny Trinity” the entire 12-mile run.