COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 21, 2016) – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced Wednesday, junior Derrick Williams (Columbia Falls, Mont.) of the No. 10 Colorado State University-Pueblo men's cross country team was named the RMAC Runner of the Week.
The award is the first for the men's cross country team since the re-start of the program in 2014.
Williams won the 40th running of the Montana State University/Bozeman Running Company Invitational Saturday, to guide CSU-Pueblo to a meet victory. Williams and the Pack men defeated eight NCAA Division I teams and 12 other programs overall. Williams picked up his first victory of the year, as his 5-mile time of 24:30.5 was faster than the 137 other racers. Williams' average mile was 4:54.
The ThunderWolves have won two of their first three meets this season, with a runner-up finish in the other. The Pack earned the No. 10 ranking in Wednesday's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national poll. The placement is the highest in program history.
The ThunderWolves men's and women's cross country teams next compete at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Oct. 1.
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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.