Women Fourth, Men Sixth At Colorado State Classic
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - At the annual Colorado State Cross Country Classic, the University of Northern Colorado men's and women's teams finished sixth and fourth, respectively on Saturday morning.
Colorado State won both titles on its home course, which will also be the site of the 2008 NCAA Mountain Regional.
The women's squad finished with 151 points and Kellie Callahan and Colleen Sanderlin placed 14th and 15th, respectively, to pace the team. Callahan finished the five-kilometer course in 20:03.1, over a minute faster than she ran a year ago, while Sanderlin clocked in at 20:08.0. Brianna Spletstoser finished 28th overall with a time of 20:46.5 and Erin Apsey timed a 21:17.7 for a 38th place finish. Rachel Forrest rounded out the scoring in 56th position after clocking a 23:00.9. Also competing for the Bears were Adrianne Larson (57th place, 23:15.3), Megan Horsch (61, 23:28.2) and Sari Little (65, 24:24.9).
The men tallied 263 points and were paced by Dylan Hedges, who completed the eight-kilometer course in 23:40.6. The rest of the Bears finished in a close pack as Matt Hernandez placed 52nd (24:05.4), Ben Corchado was 54th (24:12.1), Matt Belasco was 55th (24:25.4) and Joe Slack rounded out the scoring in 58th (24:36.3). Joe Pummer (60th, 25:02.7) and Travis Stanford (65, 25:39.9) also competed in the blue and gold.
In one week, Northern Colorado will travel south to Colorado Springs to compete in the Colorado College Invitational where the women's team will try to defend their team title. Races are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.