Rams show significant improvement under Siemers

Nov. 2, 2012

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State women’s cross country team has made significant improvements over the course of the 2012 season under new head coach Art Siemers.

In week two of the season, the team was ranked 15th, dead last, in the NCAA Mountain Region. After the recent Mountain West Championships, the women have solidified a fourth-place ranking in the Mountain Region, a jump of eleven spots over the course of the year. Led by Kaitlin Hanenburg and Holly Keeper, the Rams have had strong performances at every meet this year, most recently a second-place finish at the MW Championships.

The men’s team has also improved under Siemers. After being ranked ninth in the Mountain Region for most of the year, the men have jumped to seventh in the week six pre-regional rankings. The Rams are led by Alex Muntefering, who has the best time for the CSU men at every meet this year. They recently finished third at the Mountain West Championships to boost their regional ranking to seventh before competing at the NCAA Mountain Regional on Nov. 9th.