This weekend, the Colorado State cross country team struggled to recover from a less than perfect race in Oregon two weeks ago, with the men’s team finishing in 32nd place (out of 40 teams) and the women finishing in 29th (out of 39 teams) at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind.
On the women’s side, the first Ram to finish was red-shirt freshman Ellie Rastall in 130th place overall. Senior Marissa Saunders in 135th place overall followed her.
The time difference between the first and last CSU runner was 36 seconds. Rastall has been the first Ram to finish in every race so far this season.
For the men, junior Jeremy Freed finished in 101st as the first Ram. Five seconds later, sophomore Daniel Wallis crossed the finish line in 112th place. Freed has been the first Ram to finish in the last two races out of the three he has run this season.
The Rams’ next race will be the Mountain West Championships on Nov. 1 in San Diego, Calif.