Colorado Cross Country Wins Women’s Title; Men Finish 4th

Updated: November 29, 2018

The University of Colorado has had several quality years of cross country. But they hadn’t won the women’s title in several years. That was until November 17, 2018 when the CU Women’s team won both the individual and team national championships in Wisconsin. 9 total runners between the CU Women’s and Men’s Cross Country teams garnered All-American honors (click here to read the full release). Colorado Corner has spoken with 6 of those 9 runners about their season.

Senior Dani Jones not only was All-American but also won the NCAA Individual National Championship in pacing the CU Women’s team to the team title. She talked about her season, her career as a Buff, and what it means to be crowned National Champions in 2018:

Senior Makena Morley finished 8th in CU’s National Championship race and has compiled a solid running career while in Boulder. She spoke about this season, her career as a Buff, and her growth as a running during her time in Boulder:

Junior Tabor Scholl crossed the line in 15th at the NCAA’s completing what has been a breakout season of sorts for the Colorado native. She talked about her growth as a Buff, the runners she’s had the opportunity to compete alongside, and what she hopes to accomplish as the indoor season begins for Colorado Track and Field:

Junior Sage Hurta was 22nd for the Buffs in Wisconsin and was tabbed All-American for her third time in as many years as a member of the CU Women’s team. She talked about the multi-year process she and her teammates have embarked on that led to this year’s national title:

The Colorado Men finished 4th with three All-Americans on their roster. Junior Joe Klecker was 8th, while redshirt junior John Dressel bounced back from an injury shortened 2017 to finish 9th. He spoke about the recovery from injury and building as a running at the University of Colorado:

Senior Ryan Forsyth capped off his career as a Buff Cross Country runner with an 11th place finish. The former walk-on talked about his growth while in Boulder and the 4th place finish at Nationals: