CMU men take 10th in RMAC championships

The Colorado Mesa University men’s cross country team proved it was better than expected.

The Mavericks, who were picked last (13th) in the RMAC preseason poll, took 10th place with 311 points in the RMAC Championships on Saturday at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs.

No. 1-ranked Adams State won the team title with 30 points, led by individual champion Tabor Stevens, who finished the 8-kilometer race in 25 minutes, 6.9 seconds. No. 2 Colorado Mines was second with 44 points, helped by second- and third-place individual finishes. Fourth-ranked Western State Colorado was third with 67 points, led by Ian Butler’s fifth-place finish.

Ben Hunter led Mesa with a 65th-place finish in 28:39.9 and Andrew Mansfield took 68th in 28:48.9.

Colorado Mesa was 10th in the women’s race with 279 points, led by Shannon Emery, who took 49th in 25:18.5 in the 6K race. Melissa Bauer placed 56th in 25:48.0.

Second-ranked Adams State won the team title with 21 points, taking four of the top five spots and six of the top 11. The Grizzlies’ Alicia Nelson won the individual title in 21:57.1. Teammate Kelly Lamb took second in 22:13.7.

Volleyball

The results of a three-match road swing against RMAC East Division teams must sound like a broken record to Colorado Mesa University’s volleyball team.

Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Metro State University mirrored the results of its matches the previous two days against Regis University and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. It also was the fifth loss in a row for the Mavericks (13-8, 7-6 RMAC), who fell 25-23, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21 to the Roadrunners (14-7, 9-4).

The Mavericks led the first game 16-12 at one point and were up 23-22 before Metro State rattled off the final three points. Colorado Mesa led 8-5 in the second game, but the Roadrunners took control by scoring the next 10 points. Metro State never trailed in the fourth game.

Haleigh Higgins led the Mavericks with 14 kills and 15 digs.

Swimming & Diving

Brock Martin won both men’s diving events Saturday as Colorado Mesa hosted a swimming and diving meet with Adams State and Western State Colorado.

The CMU men also got wins from: the 400-yard medley relay; Cole Kimble in the 1,650 freestyle; Tyler Kaslik (200 free); Robert Eisendrath (50 free); Ryan Dake (400 individual medley); and Zach Andregg (100 free).

The CMU women’s team got wins from: Amy Brodie (100 backstroke); Amanda Jennings (3-meter diving); and the 400 freestyle relay team.


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