Continue reading... " LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Colorado took home a pair of second-place trophies Saturday, with the men and women both earning runner-up finishes at the 2015 NCAA Cross Country Championships. “I’m proud of the women,” head coach Mark Wetmore said. “I’m proud of the men. I wish we had 10 less points on the men’s side but I know they ran their hearts out. I’m happy.” The Buffs had the best combined finish of any program in the nation, edging out Oregon for that honor. The Ducks finished third in the women’s race and fourth in the men’s competition. Senior Pierce Murphy was the top individual finisher for Colorado, crossing the line in third place. JuniorErin Clark was the top woman for the Buffs, finishing 11th. CU’s men came in as the favorite and lost by just nine points to No. 2 ranked Syracuse (82-91). “A tinge of disappointment is a good way to describe it,” Wetmore said. “Second place by nine points in this deep of a field with all of the All-American recruits, I feel proud of them.” ... The women’s team entered the meet ranked second overall and earned their ranking after their race with 129 points. Top-ranked New Mexico won with 49 points, while fifth-ranked Oregon placed third with 215 points. The runner-up finish is the highest placing for the Buffs since 2006, when they also placed second. “They were seventh a year ago, but way, way back,” Wetmore said. “New Mexico was a head taller than everyone else but our team did fine. They did everything we asked of them and they’re all back but one so we’ll be ready to do it again next year.” ... "