Cross Country Team Travels to Albuquerque for NCAA Mountain Region Championships
Nov. 12, 2002
The University of New Mexico will host the NCAA Mountain Region Cross Country Championships. The event will be held a New Mexico's North Golf Course. The women's 6,000-meter race will start at 10 a.m. (MST) and the men's 10,000 meters will start at 11:15.
Seventeen men's and 18 women's teams will compete from the Mountain Region. Included in the Mountain Region are Mountain West Conference opponents Brigham Young, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
The regional championship is the qualifier for the NCAA Championships. The top two teams (seven person teams) at each regional championships meet automatically qualify for this year's championship race. The NCAA Cross Country Championships is Nov. 25 in Terra Haute, Ind. The first four individuals not on a qualifying team from each regional championship meet advance to the finals. Two additional qualifiers will be selected at-large based on the highest non-qualifying finish in regional championship meets. All individual qualifiers must finish in the top 25 in their region.
Last year, the Air Force men's team finished fifth in the region, while the women's team finished seventh. Air Force qualified its men's team for the NCAA Cross Country Championships, David Romero (class of 2002) and Ben Payne earned all-region honors. Only one female qualified for the women's championship race. Brandess Pardue finished 23rd among 111 competitors and earned all-region honors. She finished 223rd in the NCAA championships. The men's team finished 26th in the 31-team race.
The Falcons' varsity team had last week off. The cross country "B" teams raced against the University of Colorado. In the men's 4-mile race, Colorado scored 18 points to AFA's 37. In the women's 3-mile race, Colorado scored 27 points to AFA's 28.
C4C Nick Wilson was the Falcons' top runner with a time of 22:42, he finished 5th followed by C4Cs Anthony D'Amato (6th/22:53) and Derek Storbeck (7th/23:11). C4C Lindsay Grose led the women's team with a time of 20:32, finishing second. C4Cs Maija Rohde and Wendy Trimboli finished 5th/21:08 and 6th/21:15, respectively.
Air Force Academy-CU Dual Nov. 9, 2002 Results Santa Fe Trail Course Men's Results(4 Miles) TEAM SCORE: Colorado 18; Air Force 37
1. Casey Burchill CU 21:59 2. Bryan Dillon CU 22:12 3. Austin Baillie CU 22:17 4. Matt McCue CU 22:26 5. Nick Wilson AFA 22:42 6. Anthony D'Amato AFA 22:53 7. Derek Storbeck AFA 23:11 8. Hao Pan CU 23:24 9. Matt Hellier AFA 23:38 10. Nathan Franz AFA 23:38 11. Eric Goff AFA 23:49 12. Aaron Brady AFA 24:09 13. Thomas Kubler AFA 24:11 14. Travis Macy CU 24:16 15. Michael Joanos AFA 24:27 16. Chris Gausepohl AFA 24:37 17. Keenan Robbins CU 24:43 18. Kelly Church AFA 25:02 19. John Finke AFA 25:10 20. Travis Patterson AFA 26:33
Women's Results (3 Miles) TEAM SCORE: Colorado 27; Air Force 28
1. KatyKissane CU 19:41
2. Lindsay Grose AFA 20:32
3. Wendy Vining CU 20:52
4. Sara Verschoor CU 20:56
5. Maija Rohde AFA 21:08
6. Wendy Trimboli AFA 21:15
7. Lorraine Burke AFA 21:25
8. Sarah Clapp AFA 21:26
9. Martha Langager CU 21:36
10. Liz Albrecht CU 21:41
11. Stephanie Cornell AFA 22:19
12. Amanda Manatt CU 22:50
13. Sarah Moody CU 23:17