Cross country teams ready to run for an RMAC Championship

Cross country teams ready to run for an RMAC Championship

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PUEBLO, Colo. (October 23, 2015) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo cross country teams will chase a conference title at the 2015 RMAC Cross Country Championships Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa, Colo.

The women's race begins at 10:45 a.m., while the men's race will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The Pack women enter the RMAC Championships ranked fifth in the USTFCCCA South Central Region Rankings. They are also receiving votes in the national poll.

Bailey Hughes (Jr., Bigfork, Mont.) leads the Pack women, having won two of her four races this season. Hughes ran a career best 6K time of 22:30.6 Oct. 3 at the 2015 Roadrunner Invitational to take first place. She is a two-time RMAC Runner of the Week recipient.

Miriam Roberts (So., Boulder, Colo.) could also contend for a championship. Roberts, like Hughes, has finished in the top five in every race she competed in this fall. Roberts set a new personal record in the 6K (22:36.0) in the Colorado College Invitational earlier this season.

Shelby Sweeney (Sr., Worland, Wyo.) has three top 10 finishes this season. Her personal record for a 6K of 23.18.0 came earlier this year at the Colorado College Invitational.

On the men's side, Derrick Williams (So., Columbia Falls, Mont.) leads the way with top three finishes in every meet he's competed in this season. Williams collected first place finishes at both the Roadrunner Invitational and Border Classic earlier this year. He was named USTFCCCA National Runner of the Week earlier this season.

Marcelo Laguera (Fr., Chihuahua, Mexico) has posted three top 10 finishes this season. He set a personal record of 24:52.0 in his most recent race, the Fort Hays State Tiger Open.

The Pack men rank 10th in the region and will complete the 8K course that includes three loops around the trail. The women's course will include two laps and a small loop to finish the 6K race.

Any runner who finishes in the top 14 will earn First Team All-RMAC, while the runners who place 15-28 will be named Second Team All-RMAC. Coach of the Year honors will be handed out after the races.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.