Sports Briefs: Signing Day, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s soccer

November 14, 2017

Bryanna Winner

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Signing Day


    On Nov. 8, 10 athletes across the country signed their National Letter of Intent to play their respective sports at UCCS.

    Three athletes signed to play for the men’s basketball team; guard DaRaun Clark from San Antonio, Texas, center Wyatt Dolberry from Bonham, Texas, and forward Enzo Sechi from Katy, Texas.

    Baseball gained 3 athletes, pitcher Christian Lewis from San Diego, California, infielder Ben Shields from Montgomery, Texas, and pitcher Blake Bautz from Dallas, Texas.

    The lacrosse gained midfielder Avery van der Ziel from McKinney, Texas.

    Infielder Sawyer Brewster signed to softball.

    Women’s track and field added sprinter Brittany Fuchs from Calhan, Colorado. and multi-event athlete Ella McKinna-Worrell from Malibu, California.

    Men’s track and field added pole vault/sprinter Sam Repsher from Carl Junction, Missouri and high jumper Ryan Goldhammer from Parker, Colorado.


Women’s Cross-Country

    After placing No. 4 in NCAA South Central Regional on Nov. 4, the women’s cross-country team qualified as an at-large selection to compete in the National Championships. This is the second straight season and the fifth time in six seasons qualifying for the National Championships.

   Junior Molly Klotz, junior Aubrey Templeton and sophomore Kayla Wooten each earned all-region awards with top 25 individual performances.

    The team will race on Nov. 18 in Evansville, Indiana.


Men’s Cross-Country

    Senior David Kimaiyo will be competing at the National Championships as an individual runner after receiving an automatic selection.

    Kimaiyo finished No. 15 in the South Central Regional on Nov. 4. He will be competing in the 10-kilometer race on Nov. 18 in Evansville, Indiana.


Women’s Soccer

    After winning their first ever RMAC Championship on Nov. 5, the women’s soccer team earned the No. 2 seed in the South Central Region of the NCAA tournament.

    The Mountain Lions served as the host for the first and second round. The Mountain Lions earned a first-round bye and awaited the winner of the No. 3-seed Angelo State and No. 6-seed West Texas A&M game. The team played Angelo State Nov. 12.