After redshirting last season, Jenny Barringer hasn’t missed a step.
The senior Barringer won her fourth race this season and led the No. 6 Colorado Buffaloes women’s cross country team to the overall team title at the NCAA Mountain Regionals on Saturday at the University of New Mexico Golf Course in Albuquerque, N.M.
“It was really exciting,” Barringer said in a news release. “I ran at this course in 2006 as a sophomore and I remember having a great team and coming in and taking second to Sally [Kipyego] and I feel like that was so long ago. So, coming back here and being in a different position with an equally amazing team and this time pulling in the win was really fun.”
Barringer finished the 6-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 29 seconds while CU freshman Allie McLaughlin finished third with a time of 20:45.1.
The No. 5 men’s team finished second at regionals.
Senior Jordan Kyle led the Buffs in the men’s 10K race, finishing fourth with a time of 30:24.4. Junior Richard Medina was the next Colorado runner at sixth with a time of 30:32.2.
With the women’s first and the men’s second-place finish, both teams have qualified for the NCAA Championship on Monday, Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind.
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