Runners wrap-up

Men’s basketball
The Roadrunners fell to No. 6 in the national poll released Dec. 3 after losing to No. 7 Western Washington, 72-69, Nov. 30 in Bellingham, Wash.

Metro has 10 games during winter break: four at home and six on the road. The stretch will begin Dec. 13 and conclude Jan. 25.

The Roadrunners next game is Dec. 7 at Regis University at 5 p.m. followed by two home games against the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Dec. 13 and Colorado State University-Pueblo Dec. 14. Both games are at 7 p.m.

Metro then takes to the road to conclude the month of December with away games at Black Hills State University and Chadron State College. Both games will tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Metro beat Division I Canisius College 83-69 in the final round of the consolation bracket of the NIT Season Tip-Off Nov. 26 in Elon, N.C.

The top-ranked Division II Roadrunners made National Invitational Tournament history with a 75-74 win over Division I Elon University Nov. 25, making them the first DII team to win two games in the tournament.

Women’s basketball
Metro lost to No. 24 Minnesota State University Nov. 22 but bounced back the next night, as they defeated the University of Nebraska-Kearney 79-64.

The Lady Runners return to action Dec. 7 at Regis University and have the exact same opponent schedule as the men’s team over winter break. All women’s games precede the men’s.

The Roadrunners went 0-2 in the UC San Diego Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 29 and 30. Metro lost to host UC San Diego 62-61 in overtime and were defeated the next night by Cal State San Bernardino, 60-52.

Amy Nelson led Metro with 21 points in 27 minutes against UCSD. Nelson and Cassie Lambrecht anchored the Roadrunners offense against CSSB, as they scored 14 and 15 points, respectively.

Metro traveled to Lockridge Arena in Golden and defeated Colorado Christian University 3-0 Nov. 22. The win over CCU placed Metro in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship game versus Adams State Nov. 23.

Cross Country
The women’s cross country team finished eighth and the men’s team finished 13th Nov. 23 at the NCAA championships in Spokane, Wash.

The women’s eighth-place finish was the best in school history, while the men’s 13th-place finish was the second-best ever.

The Roadrunners also had a school-record four All-Americans: sophomores Breanna Hemming and Janelle Lincks for the women, and junior Nick Kadlec and senior Kirk Harvey for the men’s team.

Author: Mario Sanelli

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