CMU men picked sixth in RMAC

The Colorado Mesa University men’s outdoor track & field team is picked sixth in the RMAC preseason poll released Wednesday.

The Mavericks are in their first full season this spring. They are picked ahead of Metro State and CU-Colorado Springs.

Adams State received seven first-place votes and is favored to win the RMAC title. Chadron State is picked second.

The Colorado Mesa women’s team is picked eighth out of 10 teams. The Mavericks finished ninth last year.

Adams State received nine first-place votes and is favored to win the RMAC title. New Mexico Highlands is picked second.

Men’s Tennis

Colorado Mesa men’s tennis player Jordan Lyden is the RMAC men’s player of the week.

The sophomore from St. George, Utah, was 6-0 in three dual matches last weekend at the CSU-Pueblo Classic to earn tournament MVP honors.

Lyden defeated 13th-ranked Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University’s No. 1 player Felix Schueller 4-6, 7-5, (10-5) and beat Bethany’s Laurentsi Arakhamiya, the 24th-ranked player in NAIA, for Mesa’s only singles victory. He led the Mavericks’ to its first victory over Sonoma State (Calif.) University in coach Dan MacDonald’s tenure.

Lyden won all three doubles matches against the same schools. He is on a three-match win streak in both singles and doubles.


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