Roadrunner athletics briefs

Cross country hosts NCAA Regionals

The Roadrunners’ cross country teams finished their 2016 season by hosting the NCAA South-Central Regional Championships on Nov. 5 at Washington Park in Denver.

The men’s team finished 12th out of 29 teams, far worse than their fourth place finish in 2015. The women’s team finished 15th out of 27 teams, slightly worse than their 2015 13th place finish. Junior Brandon Krage finished first for the Runner men, coming in at 51st overall. Junior Erica Ruiz finished first for the women. Defending NCAA National Champions Colorado School of Mines finished in first place for the men, while Adams State came in first place for the women.

Women’s basketball finishes preseason


Basketballs in the court at Auraria Events Center. Photo by Alyson McClaran

The preseason was a cake walk for the MSU Denver women’s basketball team.

They defeated Northern New Mexico College 78-53 on Nov. 4 and followed that up with a 85-54 victory over Manhattan Christian College on Nov. 5. Junior forward Emily Hartegan led the Runners against Northern New Mexico with 22 points, and junior guard J’Nae Squires-Horton had 13. Against Manhattan Christian College, junior guard Georgia Ohrdorf had 24 points and Squires- Horton had 23. The team begins regular season play at home on Nov. 11 against Lubbock Christian at 7 p.m.

Volleyball finishes with a perfect conference record

The MSU Denver volleyball team completed an undefeated conference schedule by defeating Colorado Mesa University on Nov. 9. The team finished the season with a 23-3 overall record and an 18-0 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record. Since they finished as the best team in the RMAC, the Roadrunners will be home for every game they play during the RMAC tournament.

Author: The Metropolitan Staff

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