ThunderWolves cross country set to run NCAA South Central Regional

ThunderWolves cross country set to run NCAA South Central Regional




PUEBLO, Colo. (November 6, 2015) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's and women's cross country teams will run in the NCAA South Central Regional Championships Saturday, Nov. 7 in Canyon, Texas.

The women's 6K race is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. CT, while the gun for the men's 10K run is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. CT. The course is called "The Range" and is located on the campus of West Texas A&M University – the host of the championships. The course is a fast flat course with slight inclines and declines throughout.

The top four teams on both the men's and women's side will advance to the NCAA Division II National Championships.

The ThunderWolves women's team was ranked seventh in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Central Regional rankings. The Pack finished eighth at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Championships Oct. 24.

Junior Bailey Hughes (Bigfork, Mont.) has led the ThunderWolves all season and posted a personal best in the 6K RMAC race. Her time of 22:19.8 was good for 10th and a First Team All-RMAC honor. Miriam Roberts (So., Boulder, Colo.) also set a new PR with a time of 22:24.2. Roberts placed 11th, finishing just behind Hughes. She cut 12 seconds off of her previous best time to claim a spot on the First-Team All-RMAC.

The men's team was seventh at the 8K RMAC Championships and earned a ranking of 10th in the last USTFCCCA poll. The race Saturday will be the first time running a 10K this season.

Derrick Williams (So., Columbia Falls, Mont.) posted the best time for the Pack men (25:23.7) and has guided the Pack all season.  Williams earned First Team All-RMAC honors for his 13th place finish. Marcelo Lagüera (Fr., Chihuahua, Mexico) claimed a spot on the Second Team All-RMAC with his 22nd place finish. Laguera crossed the line with a time of 25:49.2.

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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.