CMC Eagles compete at cross-country regional meet
Fast times propel women to second place team finish, men’s team places third
The Colorado Mountain College Eagles exceeded expectations at the NJCAA Region IX Championship meet Oct. 30 at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
Top female finisher for CMC was Salida native Kaylynn Shaffer, who placed 13th overall in the 5K race with a time of 21:19. Jason Macaluso of Vail was top runner for the men’s team running to 17th place with a time of 28:15 over the flat 8K course.
Overall, the women’s team placed second in Region IX and the men’s team placed third.
Head coach Darren Brungardt noted that many of the CMC Eagles ran season best times on Saturday, which should help CMC climb up the national team rankings.
“Race after race both our men’s and women’s teams continue to dig deep and fly high,” said Brungardt. “Our runners really went for it this weekend and their hard work these past few months paid off in a major way.”
Next up on the schedule for the CMC Eagles will be the NJCAA National Championship meet on Nov. 13 in Richmond, Virginia. For more on the team, visit our page.
Meet Results for CMC Runners
Men’s 8K Results
17th Jason Macaluso (Vail, Colorado) 28:15
19th Reese Fledderjohn (Grand Junction, Colorado) 28:39
23rd Christian Brenny (Hastings, Minnesota) 29:09
25th Adam Garcia (Erie, Colorado) 29:40
30th Autry Lomahongva (Kayenta, Arizona) 30:39
31st Luke Plummer (Seymour, Indiana) 30:42
34th Dylan Dunbar (Silt, Colorado) 32:24
Women’s 5K Results
13th Kaylynn Shaffer (Salida, Colorado) 21:19
14th Abby Hagen (Lockport, Illinois) 21:35
17th Hope Maldonado (Colorado Springs, Colorado) 22:16
18th Anais Garcia (Erie, Colorado) 23:44
19th Madisen Johnson (Windsor, Colorado) 23:48
20th Carmen Tallbear-Edmunds (Charlottesville, Virginia) 29:56