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Stephanie Cotter wins RMAC XC Championship and Named NCAA Athlete of the Week

Emphatic Win for Stephanie Cotter in RMAC Cross Country Championships 2019

Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Saturday October 26th 2019


stephanie cotter adams state xc october 2019


In just her first cross-country race of the season, Stephanie Cotter, Adams State university and West Muskerry AC, won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Cross-Country Championship, in Grand Junction, Colorado, in a time of 19:40.3 for the 6k, which was held at high altitude; 4,900ft. Stephanie had a big margin of almost 14 seconds over fellow ASU athlete Eilish Flanagan 19:54.0, with Roisin Flanagan a further15 seconds back, in 20:09.0. The Flanagan sisters are members of the Carmen club, in Tyrone


stephanie cotter rmac xc 2019

Adams State University Report:

"It was the Women's squad who highlighted the meet, as they brought home their eighth straight conference title, completely dominating the 6k with seven runners finishing in the top 20. Sophomore phenom Stephanie Cotter won the race outright, finishing with a time of 19:40.3. Her winning performance Saturday along with her already stellar reputation Nationally, awarded Cotter the RMAC Runner of the Year. She was then followed by teammates Eilish Flanagan (19:54.0) and Roisin Flanagan (20:09.0), to complete the podium sweep for the Adams State Women. The Grizzlies tallied a shockingly low point total of 21, and cemented their status as the head and shoulders top team in the RMAC, as well as a favorite for the women's National Championship next month.

asu rmac xc women 2019

Grizzly after Grizzly burst into the finish line, as each of the nine Adams State competitors finished within the top 30 of the race. Following Cotter, E. Flanagan and R. Flanagan, Haeleigh Hunter-Galvan was not far behind them as the next Adams State finisher, coming through the line with a time of 20:43.6 in seventh place. Immediately following her was Kaylee Bogina in eighth with a time of 20:46.0. Rounding out the five Grizzlies in the top 10 was Brianna Robles in tenth with a time of 20:58.4. Following the meet, Robles took home RMAC Freshman of the Year for her emergence as one of the top runners in the conference this season, as well as for her performance Saturday. The top six Grizzlies would be named to First Team All-RMAC team for their performances."

RMAC Cross-Country Championship Results 2019


rmac xc womenindividual results 2019


 Team Results

rmac xc women results 2019



RMAC Report

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On a beautiful day for a Cross Country Championship, Adams State combined for a low score of 21 points, leading to their eighth straight women’s RMAC team title. The Grizzlies now have 31 team titles in program history. Colorado School of Mines finished in second place with a team score of 60 while Western Colorado totaled 88 points to claim third place. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and CSU-Pueblo were the next two finishers, claiming fourth and fifth, respectively.

The first three runners across the finish line were Adams State representatives. Additionally, the Grizzlies had six runners finish in the top-10. Leading the way for the Grizzlies was Stephanie Cotter (19:40.3), Eilish Flanagan (19:54.0) and Roisin Flanagan (20:09.0), respectively. Following close behind the Grizzlies’ trio was Chloe Cook (20:24.8) of Colorado School of Mines, Billie Hatch (20:30.3) of Dixie State and Alden Gruidel (20:36.2) of MSU Denver.

Runner of the Year: Stephanie Cotter, Adams State
Freshman of the Year: Brianna Robles, Adams State
Coach of the Year: Damon Martin, Adams State


NCAA Citation

ustfccca athletes of week oct 28 2019

NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN – Stephanie Cotter, Adams State

Sophomore | Cork, Ireland

Talk about a season debut.

In her first race of the season, Stephanie Cotter won the individual title at the RMAC Cross Country Championships with a time of 19:40.3. The sophomore from Cork, Ireland, posted a 13.7-second victory over teammates Eilish and Roisin Flanagan, who finished second and third, respectively, and leading the Grizzlies to their eighth straight RMAC title.

This is the second time this season that a female from Adams State has been named the National Athlete of the Week and the third overall in program history. Eilish Flanagan previously won the honor on October 7.


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