Colorado Mountain College Cross Country Team
Student athletes train and learn in Leadville — Colorado's outdoor ultra-sports mecca
It’s official! CMC has a College Cross Country Team.
CMC will compete with men’s and women’s teams in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Women compete on 6K (approximately 3.75 miles) courses, and men on 8K (approximately 5 miles) courses.
Students at other CMC Campuses can participate
Student athletes can now run with CMC for two years, then transfer to a larger program. Students from any of CMC’s campuses can join and compete on the team. A runner not attending CMC Leadville can follow the workout schedule online, attend virtual meetings and travel for meets.
Members must attend school full-time (12 credits) and not have any previous college degrees.
XC Coach Darren Brungardt
Darren Brungardt is a mathematics faculty member at CMC Leadville. In 2012, he earned his master’s degree in coaching from Adams State University in Alamosa, CO.
Brungardt coaches CMC’s XC team and running club in trail and snowshoe races from two miles to 100 miles. He has coached professionally, on the collegiate level and at the high school level including rugby fitness coordinator, cross country coach and all track and field events except pole vault and hurdles.
While earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Coach Brungardt ran Division 1 track for the Bears. He competed in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, earned three varsity letters and was an academic athlete all four years.
His post-collegiate running career has taken him all over the country competing in trail, road and snowshoe races.
Interested in the Colorado Mountain College Cross County Team?
Contact Coach Brungardt for more information.